Residents asked for views on proposed new 20mph zone

Published on Friday, May 19, 2017

PEOPLE living in an area of Northfields and Humberstone are being asked their views over whether they want to see a 20mph and traffic-calming measures introduced in the area.

Leicester City Council is running the public consultation to gauge the level of support for a 20mph zone in a series of residential streets around Wycombe Road, off The Portwey.

A rolling traffic safety programme is offering 20mph zones in residential areas where people have requested them to be introduced.

The proposed Wycombe Road scheme will expand the existing 20mph zone in place on a series of streets north of the A47 Uppingham Road.

Streets included in the proposed new scheme include Mallory Place, Beckett Road, Wycombe Road itself, Lotus Road, Lily Road, Leveric Road, Hallaton Road, Iris Close, Gardenia Road, Dahlia Road and Turner Road.

Traffic-calming measures would comprise of three sets of speed cushions; two on Turner Road and one on Hallaton Road near its junction with Turner Road.

The work is being carried out as part of planning conditions for the nearby Kier housing development on Wycombe Road, with the developers funding the £16,000 scheme.

Letters are due to be delivered to residents across the area, asking for their views on the proposed 20mph zone.

The consultation runs from May 22 to June 12, 2017.

Responses will be used to help gauge whether or not a scheme should be installed. If the proposals are agreed, the scheme could come into effect in September 2017.

To take part in the consultation online, visit: consultations.leicester.gov.uk

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