Speed Limits

As this month sees work commencing to bring down the A180 speed limit from Pyewipe to Lock Hill to 50mph, I generally welcome the move to reduce speed limits in parts of North East Lincolnshire.

It seems to me, though, there are some anomalies in our speed limits. For instance, the stretch of the A46 from Morrisons to Bradley Crossroads seems to be unnecessarily slow at 30mph most of its length. And the infamous Peaks Parkway speed cameras, enforcing 30mph on a stretch of road separated from other roads and with no pedestrian pathways along it, would also seem to better suit a 40mph limit, for instance as on Humberston Rd between Love Lane Corner and Hewitt’s Circus.

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However, I also believe, as does Sustrans, that all residential roads should come down from 30mph to 20mph. I also believe that where possible, these roads should be made no-through-routes to cars and trucks, but remain through routes for cyclists. This would not only slow traffic down on roads and streets where there are more likely to be people walking, but it would reduce the volume of traffic there too. These measures would make it safer and quieter for pedestrians and cyclists and for the people living there.

Yes, it would make it less convenient for motorists, who would have to take a more circuitous route than at present, but this would be done in the effort to prioritise cycling and public transport over taking the car in order to make the town a better and more pleasant place to live.

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2 Responses to Speed Limits

  1. James Barker says:

    Peaks Parkway having the same speed limit as residential streets and roads like St Peters Ave and Bethlehem Street is ridiculous.

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