Green Party councillors and activists are celebrating as a long-running campaign by Sheffield Green Party has taken a step further forwards with a new road safety scheme.
Sheffield City Council is publishing a new proposed 20mph speed limit for the city centre.
City Ward has the worst road safety accident statistics in the city and has been left behind when 20mph schemes were developed around other residential areas.
City Ward Councillor, Rob Murphy said,
“It’s about time! It’s been a long battle but we’re glad the council has finally seen sense and made moves to cut the speed of traffic in the city centre. This will hopefully lead to a safer environment for shoppers, visitors and residents.”
Fellow City Ward councillor, Douglas Johnson, said,
“Green Party campaigners have been calling for a 20mph zone on all residential roads except main routes since 2008.
As well as road safety, slower vehicle speeds mean less air pollution and noise, which is very important in built-up residential areas like the city centre.”
- Details and a map of the proposed scheme are at http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/20mph
- Green Party councillors originally promoted 20mph zones across the city. for more comment on 20mph zones, see http://archive.sheffieldgreenparty.org.uk/?s=20mph
- Green Party councillors have included proposal for a city centre 20mph zone in their proposal for budget amendments for several years.