Monday, 8 April 2013

Monday 8th April 2013: An Historic Day

No, not the death of Baroness Thatcher. But the day on which, for most roads in central Brighton and Hove, 20mph became the legal speed limit. The road markings were already there, the signs have now been revealed, and today the 20mph limit became legally enforceable in central Brighton & Hove.


The aims? Improving the street environment for all road users by reducing the number and severity of collisions and casualties on the city’s roads, improving traffic flows and making the city a safer and better place to live in. The hope is that making streets safer and more pleasant to use will encourage more cycling and walking especially for local trips. This will not only bring road safety benefits, but will also help to improve overall health and wellbeing, reduce congestion and could improve air quality.

The programme is proposed to be rolled out city wide, with further consultation on the later phases, over the next two to three years. The overall project budget is £1.5m spread over three to four years but this will be reviewed annually.

Photos: The Guardian, Brighton and Hove City Council

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