Proposals for permanent 20mph speed limits outside Bath city centre to encourage bike travel, improve air quality and reduce the risk of accidents are being put forward by Bath & North East Somerset Council in response to the Government plan to encourage walking and cycling.
In July the Government introduced Gear Change, a plan setting out actions required at all levels of government to create better streets for people that improve walking and cycling.
The council is proposing to introduce a 20mph limit from Alice Park to the Paragon along London Road, also encompassing Bathwick Hill and Prior Park Road up to Claverton Down.
Whilst much of the city is already covered by 20mph limits, this will be the first time the council has introduced these limits on busier roads which predominantly carry through traffic.
The Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) with full details of the proposed areas and how to comment can be viewed here from October 15.
The Government’s Gear Change plan can be read here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cycling-and-walking-plan-for-england
Residents can comment on the proposed TRO from October 15 until November 21 before a final decision is made by the council.