We asked for your views on the proposed 20mph zone for the Merrydale Schools Area.
We received seven responses to the online consultation. Three were in favour of the 20mph speed limit and three were in favour of the proposed traffic calming.
A paper consultation was also delivered directly to local residents. We had 66 responses to this, representing a 14% response rate. Of these responses, 62 people were in favour of the 20mph speed limit and 56 people were in favour with the proposed traffic calming.
A consultation letter was also given to pupils at the two local schools. We had 119 responses to this, representing a 16% response rate. Of these responses, 102 people were in favour of the 20mph speed limit and 103 people were in favour with the proposed traffic calming.
As a result of the support for the proposal, the city mayor has approved implementation of the scheme which is scheduled to come into force in Spring 2017.
Leicester City Council is proposing to reduce the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph on the streets around Merrydale Infants and Merrydale Junior School. As part of this scheme it is proposed to install traffic calming features on part of Hastings Road.
Why We Are Consulting
The Transport Strategy section is consulting local residents, parents of children at the schools, and other interested parties for their views on these proposals. This results of this consultation will be reported to the City Mayor to consider when making his decision on whether or not to implement the scheme.