New 20mph speed limit in Cambridge begins today
9th August 2010
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A new 20mph speed limit with be introduced to Cambridge's historic city centre this week in an attempt to reduce accidents in the city.


Signs for the trial scheme went up this morning and aim to cut accidents as well as encourage more local people to cycle or walk into the city centre.


The 12 month trial was approved by Cambridgeshire City Council last year and the new 20mph speed limit will apply to the areas around the inner ring road and the River Cam.


Councillor Mac McGuire, the cabinet member responsible for highways and access within Cambridge, commented: “Improving safety on our roads is my number one objective. This new scheme is a step forward in reducing accidents and encouraging more people to use their cycles and walk."


“By making the area safer it is more likely people will want to walk or cycle and therefore reduce congestion and improve the environment. We will be keeping a close eye on the scheme and reviewing it after a year.”



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