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Area’s 20mph speed scheme wins backing
10:01am Tuesday 18th September 2012 in News
Residents and businesses in South Bank and Clementhorpe have voiced their support for the first 20mph speed limits being introduced by City of York Council .
After a public consultation revealed strong support from residents in South Bank and Clementhorpe, new 20mph signs were unveiled in the area. These are signed-only speed limits that are designed to be self-enforcing.
There are plans to roll out 20mph limit to residential areas across the city, subject to further public consultations.
The speed limit was legally enforceable from yesterday.
The council has launched a new website, york20mph.org , which contains information local people may want to know about the changes and opportunities for the local community to have their say.
Coun Dave Merrett , cabinet member for transport, planning and sustainability, said: “I believe that the 20mph speed limit in all residential streets over the next two years will make York a better place for local people.
Andy Shrimpton, owner of Cycle Heaven in Bishopthorpe Road, said: “We believe that the 20mph speed limit will be good for the community and local businesses.”