Council to seek views on 20mph speed limits for Kew, Whitton, and Hampton Hill High Street
10th December 2013
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If agreed at Cabinet on Thursday 12 December residents in Kew, Whitton and Hampton Hill High Street will be consulted on the possible introduction of 20mph speed limits.

Considerable national and regional discussion is currently taking place on the merits of 20mph limits and the Council are proposing to seek the views of residents as it considers whether to look at some pilot areas.

Although it is possible to have 20mph limits in single roads, research shows that constantly changing speed limits in a small area can be confusing to the motorist. Therefore residents are being asked to give their views on whether they would welcome a 20mph limit imposed on a wider area.

Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Highways, Cllr Chris Harrison, said:

“The safety of cyclists, motorists and pedestrians is a priority to the Council and research suggests that lower speeds can reduce the severity and frequency of road traffic accidents. However, we are a listening Council and we would not introduce a scheme until we have thoroughly consulted our residents and businesses in the selected areas.”

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