We asked for your views on proposals for a 20mph speed limit and traffic calming in the Sandhurst Road area.
3 responses were received to the e-consultation. All three were in favour of the 20mph speed limit, and two were also in favour of the traffic calming. A paper consultation was also delivered directly to residents and the majority were in favour of the proposed measures.
The overall response to consultation was 89% in favour of the 20mph speed limit and 70% in favour of the traffic calming. As a result, the City Mayor has approved implementation of the scheme.
Leicester City Council is proposing to change the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph on Sandhurst Road and Tetuan Road.
In the five year period to 31st December 2012, there were 6 reported personal injury accidents on Sandhurst Road, of which 2 involved injuries to child pedestrians. As a result, in order to help constrain vehicular speeds, it is proposed to install traffic calming speed cushions on Sandhurst Road between Stephenson Drive and Aikman Avenue and on Tetuan Road.
The proposed change is part of a programme of new 20mph zones which was confirmed by the City Mayor on 12th June 2012.
Money has been set aside from the Integrated Transport Capital Programme to pay for the changes if they are approved. It is estimated that the cost of the scheme will be £62,000.
Why We Are Consulting
The Transport Strategy Team is now consulting residents and other interested parties for their views on the proposed changes. This consultation will be the basis on which the City Mayor will make his decision on whether to implement the scheme or not.