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20mph for residential roads near hospital - next steps

July 21, 2017 1:15 PM

Map showing the possible residential areas covered by a new 20MPH speed limit

In 2015 local Liberal Democrats asked local people for highways priorities in the area near the Royal Derby Hospital. One of the top priorities was to reduce the speed limit on local roads to 20mph.

In 2016 some of the last money given to the council to reduce the impact of extra traffic from expanding the hospital, was used to measure traffic speed on local roads. This showed that most of the residential streets north of Burton Road could have the speed limit reduced to 20mph without needing humps or chicanes.

This year making this change was agreed as one of the highway priorities for Littleover. Local people in on these roads have recently received a letter from the council about this. Later in the summer there will be formal consultation about reducing speed limits, including notices on lamp posts to which anyone can respond. If the scheme is formally approved then 20mph signs are likely to be going up before Christmas.

Councillor Lucy Care said "If people like this we hope to see which other parts of Littleover can have similar changes."