by jamesbaker on 28 October, 2014
The areas of Calderdale were prioritised using a combination of:
– Road safety benefits (targeting areas with highest numbers of Killed and Seriously Injured)
– Geography/Population (targeting areas which would enable existing/planned 20mph speed limits to be linked to each other at an early stage and will have an impact on larger numbers of Calderdale residents)
The default position will be that all 30mph residential roads will be expected to be 20mph. Main ‘A’ and ‘B’ roads will be excluded but each area will be looked at individually and assessed.The roll out of 20mph will be phased over three years with the first phase (Siddal, Southowram, Manor Heath, Saville Park and extended Town Centre) planned for installation the middle of next year. Each phase will take approximately 9 months to develop, consult upon and implement.
All stakeholders and service providers will be consulted at the start of each phase. Area plans and legal speed limit orders will be published on the website and advertised in the local press.
I did ask whether Mount Tabor would also be included in the 20mph zones, and also the scope of the 20mph zones in Warley Town and Fountainhead village, and got the following reply:
Warley and Fountainhead are included and need to be assessed. Warley is thevillage centre not the wider area, Fountainhead we need to review entry points. Mount Tabor not included as the route through is a major road and would therefore not be 20mph and the streets/roads off this are small and therefore inappropriate for signing up as 20mph.