Have your say on new Rangeworthy 30mph proposals

South Gloucestershire CouncilLocal residents and road users are being asked to comment on plans to introduce a new 30 mph speed limit in the village of Rangeworthy.

A consultation about the scheme opens on Monday 14 December.

The proposals include:

  • A new 30mph limit on part of Wotton Road, Patch Lane, Patch Elm Lane, Church Lane and a section of Manor Road
  • White edge lining along the extent of the new speed limit
  • Alterations to the road signs to reflect the changes
  • Three speed-activated warning signs at the main approaches to the village
  • School advisory 20mph limit will be retained.

Outside the current advisory 20mph speed limit along Wotton Road, average traffic speeds are 39mph. Amongst other things, the proposed scheme aims to improve the safety of children walking to and from Rangeworthy C of E Primary School.

Cllr Brian Allinson, executive member for planning, transportation and strategic environment, said: “We are committed to encouraging children to walk to school wherever possible and we know that by reducing vehicle speeds in Rangeworthy, parents and children will feel safer and will be more likely to make their journeys on foot.

“By introducing new speed activated signs on the approaches to Rangeworthy, we hope to remind drivers that they are entering a different environment and that they should take extra care when driving through the village.

“We are asking for comments and input so I encourage all road users and residents to take part in the consultation and have their say.”

Subject to consultation, the scheme has been programmed to be implemented this financial year (2009/2010).

Comments can be made at www.southglos.gov.uk/consultation, or by calling 01454 863640. The deadline for comments is 18 January 2010.

Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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