Cambridge’s 20mph zones complete

PUBLISHED: 10:29 12 July 2016 | UPDATED: 10:51 05 August 2016

16 06 16 Bikes on Trinity Street, Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell

16 06 16 Bikes on Trinity Street, Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell

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20mph street zones will reduce accidents says Cambridge councillor

Cambridge 20mph zones

The project started in 2014

It has only just been completed

It was delivered in phases

Enforcement procedures will be put in place

Project proven to reduce accidents

The project to turn Cambridge into a city wide 20mph zone has been completed.

Work to install 20mph signs across the city’s West Central and South area wards brought an end to the project which had been delivered in phases since it began in 2014.

"“Setting 20mph as the norm for residential streets is a critical priority for the council."

Cllr Kevin Blencowe, Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Transport

There are now 20mph speed limits on the majority of residential and shopping streets throughout Cambridge.

This last phase covered approximately 40 per cent of the city, encompassing Market, Castle, Newnham, Trumpington, Queen Edith’s and Cherry Hinton wards.

The new 20mph limits will become legally applicable to enable enforcement procedures to be introduced where there is a proven need for them.

Cllr Kevin Blencowe, Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Transport, said: “Setting 20mph as the norm for residential streets is a critical priority for the council.

“Although the rollout of this speed limit across the city has taken a little longer, in some areas, than expected, we are very pleased it has been introduced since it has been shown to reduce many of the adverse effects of motorised traffic, including the severity of road accidents.

“We also wish to encourage greater levels of walking and cycling, and thereby improve people’s health.”

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