Most of Keynsham set to become a 20mph zone
By BeckyFeather | Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 19:44
People are being invited to have their say on plans to introduce 20mph limit signs to more than 180 roads in Keynsham including a long section of the Wellsway.
20mph zone: coming to a road near you
It follows an initial consultation by Bath & North East Somerset Council which found that residents liked the idea.The police have also welcomed the proposed speed limit across the town.
RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, estimates that a pedestrian has a 90 per cent chance of surviving being hit by a car at 20mph, falling to a 50 per cent chance at 30 mph and 10 per cent at 40 mph.
Cllr Roger Symonds, the council's cabinet member for transport, said: "The council wants to improve road safety on streets across the area, including Keynsham. Part of our plans includes introducing 20mph limits in communities that want them.
"We have made some changes to the Keynsham proposals since the last consultation. I hope people take this opportunity to have their say."
The additional roads included in the proposal following the initial consultation are Charlton Road, extending from the High Street to the Park Close junction, Bath Road from Bath Hill to the Chandag Road junction, Wellsway, from Bath Hill to 70 metres north of its junction with Chewton Road, and Avon Mill Lane.
No traffic calming measures will be introduced in combination with the introduction of the limits.
The formal consultation runs until Thursday, March 28. Have your say at www.bathnes.gov.uk/20mphspeedlimit
The council is rolling out the scheme across the district over two years, with a 20mph speed limit set for residential roads in Saltford in the second year.
A full list of all the Keynsham roads where a 20mph limit would apply:
Acacia Court, Albert Road, Amberley Close, Ashcroft Avenue, Ashton Way, Avon Close, Avon Mill Lane, Avon Road, Back Lane, Balmoral Road, Banwell Close, Barnard Walk, Bath Hill, Bath Road, Berkeley Gardens, Birch Court, Breaches Lane, Bristol Road, Broadlands Avenue, Cadbury Road, Caernarvon Close, Caernarvon Road, Calder Close, Cameroons Close, Caroline Close, Carpenters Lane, Cedar Drive, Chalfield Close, Chandag Road, Chandos Road, Charlton Park, Charlton Road, Chelmer Grove, Chelsea Close, Cherry Tree Close, Cherwell Road, Cleeve Grove, Clyde Avenue, Compton Green, Constable Close, Conway Green, Corfe Crescent, Coronation Avenue, Courtenay Road, Courtlands, Cranmore Avenue, Culvers Close, Culvers Road, Dapps Hill, Dene Close, Derwent Grove, Dragons Hill Close, Dragons Hill Court, Dragons Hill Gardens, Dryleaze, Dudley Close, Dunster Road, Durham Grove, Edinburgh Road, Evenlode Way, Fairacres Close, Fairfield Terrace, Farleigh Road, Fox and Hounds Lane, Gainsborough Road, Gaston Avenue, Handel Road, Hardington Drive, Harlech Close, Hawthorns Lane, Heathfield Close, High Street, Highfield Road, Hills Close, Holcombe Grove, Holly Walk, Holmoak Road, Hurn Lane, Hutton Close, Kelston Road, Kenilworth Close, Kennet Road, Lambourn Road, Lays Drive, Limekilns Close, Lincoln Close, Lockingwell Road, Longmeadow Road, Ludlow Close, Lulworth Road, Lyndhurst Road, Lytes Cary Road, Lytton Grove, Maesbury Road, Manor Road, Maple Walk, Marden Road, Martock Road, Mayfields, Medway Close, Medway Drive, Mells Close, Mendip Close, Milward Road, Minsmere Road, Monmouth Road, Nash Close, Newlands Road, Norfolk Grove, Nunney Close, Oakfield Road, Oaktree Walk, Old Vicarage Green, Orchard Close, Orwell Drive, Park Close, Park Road, Pine Court, Pool Barton, Princess Close, Priory Road, Queens Road, Reynolds Close, Rhode Close, Richmond Close, Rock Road, Rockhill Estate, Rubens Close, Selworthy Close, Severn Way, Sherwood Close, Sherwood Road, Silbury Rise, St Anne's Avenue, St Anne's Court, St Clement's Road, St Dunstan's Close, St Francis Road, St George's Road, St John's Court, St Keyna Road, St Ladoc Road, St Margaret's Close, Staple Grove, Steel Mills, Stirling Way, Summerleaze, Sunnymead, Tamar Drive, Tamworth Road, Temple Street, Tenby Road, Tennyson Close, Teviot Road, The Brambles, The Homestead, The Labbott, The Park, Tilley Close, Tintagel Close, Torridge Road, Trent Grove, Trescothick Close, Turner Close, Unity Road, Vandyck Avenue, Walden Road, Walnut Close, Walton Close, Wansbeck Road, Warwick Road, Waveney Road, Wayford Close, Welland Road, Wellsway, West View Road, Westbourne Avenue, Westfield Close, Wheathill Close, Willow Walk, Windrush Road, Windsor Avenue, Winscombe Close, Witham Road.