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Decision details

20mph Speed Limit Scheme in Crosspool

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Decision:

11.1

To report details of the consultation response to proposals to introduce 20mph speed limits in Crosspool, report the receipt of objections to the Traffic Regulation

Order and set out the Council’s response.

 

 

11.2

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee:-

 

1.  agrees to make the Crosspool 20mph Speed Limit Orders as advertised, Speed Limit Order as amended in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;

 

2. Inform objectors accordingly;

 

3. Introduce the proposed 20mph speed limits as advertised; and

 

4. Introduce part time, advisory, 20mph speed limits on part of Lydgate Lane.

 

 

11.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

11.3.1

The adoption of the Sheffield 20mph Speed Limit Strategy established the

principle of introducing sign-only 20mph speed limits in all suitable residential areas. Reducing the speed of traffic in residential areas should, in the long term, reduce the number and severity of collisions, reduce the fear of accidents, encourage sustainable modes of travel and contribute towards the creation of a more pleasant, cohesive environment.

 

 

11.3.2

the former Executive Member made it clear that 20mph speed limits should continue to be introduced in residential areas in accordance with the City’s 20mph Speed Limit Strategy as funds allow.

 

 

11.3.3

Having considered the response from the public and other consultees it is recommended that the 20mph speed limit in Crosspool be implemented as, on balance, the benefits of the scheme in terms of safety or sustainability are considered to outweigh the concerns raised.

 

11.3.4

It is also recommended that a part time, advisory 20mph speed limit be introduced on Lydgate Lane outside Lydgate Primary school for the same reasons.

 

11.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

11.4.1

In light of the objection’s received consideration was given to recommending the retention of the existing speed limit in Crosspool. However, such a recommendation would run contrary to the delivery of the Sheffield 20mph Speed Limit Strategy. This would also mean that pedestrian and cyclist safety would not be improved, and this would be detrimental to the Council’s Active Travel ambition and vision of Safer streets in our city.

 

Publication date: 23/06/2022

Date of decision: 15/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 15/06/2022 - Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee

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