We asked for your views on the proposed 20mph speed limit and traffic calming measures in the Woodstock Primary School Area.
We had 13 responses to the e-consultation. Nine were in favour of the 20mph speed limit and six were in favour of the traffic calming. A paper consultation was also delivered directly to local residents and the majority were in favour of the proposed measures.
Overall 271 responses were received and of these 87% were in favour of the 20mph speed limit and 73% were 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 in the area around Woodstock Primary School.
In the five year period prior to 31st December 2012, there were 15 reported personal injury accidents in the area where a 20mph speed limit is proposed, of which 6 involved injuries to pedestrians. As a result, in order to help constrain vehicular speeds, it is proposed to install traffic calming on Halifax Drive (part) and Marwood Road. Speed cushions are also proposed on Packwood Road to deter traffic from using this as an alternative route.
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 £37,000.
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.