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20mph limit set for York’s residential streets
TRANSPORT bosses have mapped out plans to introduce 20mph zones on all of York’s residential streets by the end of 2014.
Steps to bring in the blanket speed ban have been approved by City of York Council and the city will be split into three sectors so the schemes can be introduced in phases.
This will be followed by the south-eastern section, covering the area south of Malton Road to the A19/A64 junction at Fulford.
Haxby, Wigginton, Strensall, Upper and Nether Poppleton, Bishopthorpe, Copmanthorpe and Dunnington will be covered by the policy agreed by Coun Dave Merrett, the council’s cabinet member for transport, planning and sustainability, this week. Smaller villages such as Murton and Wheldrake will be looked at later.
Labour pledged to introduce a city-wide 20mph limit on residential streets last year. The policy will enable A, B and minor roads to become 20mph zones, but only if they form a natural extension to residential streets.
As well as signs, routes which have average speeds of more than 24mph will need extra enforcement measures such as road narrowing and traffic islands.