We asked for your views on the proposed 20mph zone for the Fosse Primary School area.
We received six responses to the online consultation. Six were in favour of the 20mph speed limit and four were in favour of the proposed speed cushions.
A paper consultation was also delivered directly to local residents. We had 135 responses to this, representing a 22% response rate. Of these responses, 128 people (95%) were in favour of the 20mph speed limit and 112 people (83%) were in favour with the proposed speed cushions.
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 October 2016.
Leicester City Council is proposed to change the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph on the streets around Fosse Primary School. In order to help reduce speeds and improve the safety of children around the school, it is proposed to install a single set of speed cushions on each of Balfour Street, Central Road and Bonchurch Street. It is also proposed to construct build-outs at both the junction of Balfour Street and Central Road and the junction of Marshall Street and Bonchurch Street in order to increase visibility and reduce the distance which pedestrians need to cross the road.
Why We Are Consulting
The Transport Strategy Section 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.