20mph limit and speed humps for village high street

May 07 2021
20mph limit and speed humps for village high street

WICKWAR High Street and Station Road could become a 20mph zone under plans unveiled by South Gloucestershire Council.

A zebra crossing north of Amberley Way, speed bumps and a pedestrian refuge near the village youth club are also included in the plans, which are open for public consultations.

The council is also proposing parking restrictions on High Street between Inglestone Road and Back Lane, junction improvements to increase visibility at the High Street junctions with Back Lane and Buthay Lane, and expansions of the pavement at the junction of Station Road, The Downs and the High Street, to provide safer crossings for pedestrians.

If follows a preliminary consultation in 2019 and a report last year recommending changes to the original scheme.

Funding from developers paid as part of planning deals is available to make the changes, which are aimed at reducing vehicle speed, providing safe crossings where pavements come to an end, restricting parking on the bend near the youth club and at the junctions, and to slow traffic down on the southbound approach to the junction of Station Road and The Chase.

Residents can comment on the proposals on the council website until May 15.

Maps and more information are are available at www.southglos.gov.uk/consultation

Anyone who is not online can call 01454 863503 to find out more.

The council is keen to highlight that this is a separate scheme to two others on the Sodbury Road, for which consultations have now closed.