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More York streets could get 20mph limit
RESIDENTS and motorists are to be asked to give their views on introducing a 20mph speed limit on more streets in York.
A survey carried out in the South Bank area by City of York Council in 2010 showed most people supported the move, and the authority is now looking to expand the number of roads it would cover through a three-week consultation, which starts on May 25.
If approved, the 20mph limit would include streets east of Bishopthorpe Road, Clementhorpe and the Scarcroft and St Benedict's area, the stretch of Bishopthorpe Road north of the former Terry's factory site, Scarcroft Road, and the traffic island at the junction of Price's Lane and Nunnery Lane, including part of Bishopgate Street.
Under the proposals, the limit could be enforced in residential streets through signs to avoid the need for speed humps , although additional lines could be introduced on Bishopthorpe Road. Depending on support, the new limit would be implemented in the summer and used as a pilot for a city-wide 20mph scheme.
South Bank residents will receive information leaflets in the next few days and the consultation will also be available at www.york.gov.uk/20mph