New speed limit call to protect villagers

May 29 2018
New speed limit call to protect villagers

The speed limit on a rural lane in Rangeworthy used by villagers with children and dogs could be reduced.

There are concerns about Wickwar Road between New Road and Old Wood Lane, because it has no footway for pedestrians.  

The Parish Council has asked for a reduction from the current derestricted (60mph) limit to 30mph. It hopes that slower traffic would make the road more attractive for walkers and cyclists. 

Speed monitoring revealed that cars were travelling at an average of 30.3mph. This is high enough to support the proposed change. 

Residents were invited to take part in an online survey to give their views. It closed at the end of May. 

The changes could be implemented by April 2019.