Make your views known on 20mph limits

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Residents are being asked for their opinions on Calderdale Council plans to introduce 20mph limits in residential areas across the borough.

The council wants to know which of the three options residents prefer: continue with the current scheme of introducing two or more schemes each year in specific areas of Calderdale; introduce 20mph speed limits outside all Calderdale schools or introduce 20mph speed limits in all residential areas across Calderdale

Calderdale Council’s spokesman for economy and environment, Coun Barry Collins, said: “Residents have expressed their concerns with speeding across Calderdale and introducing 20mph speed limits should help slow traffic down to reduce the number of casualties occurring on our roads. I’d like to take this opportunity to encourage as many people as possible to let us know their views.”

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet would prefer to introduce 20mph speed limits in all residential areas. If the 20mph speed limit is only introduced outside schools, it doesn’t necessarily do the job as roads outside schools are only a small part of a child’s journey to and from school. Introducing this limit across Calderdale should encourage more people to walk, run and cycle, whilst improving safety for all road users.

People can attend ward forums in December or January to make their views known or call in at the drop- in session on Wednesday, December 4 at Brighouse Civic Hall from 3pm until 7pm or visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/transport

The deadline is Friday, January 31, 2014.