20mph speed limits: County Council advice

Following on from the previous blogpost, the Lancaster Environment Bulletin (July 2012) has the following blurb re 20mph speed limits, including what to do if you think they are being abused in your area. Keeping your local councillors informed is also a great idea:

Members of the public are able to report speeding concerns in newly introduced 20mph areas via the email address 20mph@lancashire.gov.uk. Where concerns are raised we will look to first carry out a speed survey in order to assess the speeding situation. Where speeds are recorded in excess of 20mph, further action will then be triggered. This includes the deployment of Speed Indicator Devices (SpIDs), commonly known as Smiley Face Speed Signs, in order to positively reinforce driving at 20mph, engagement with local schools and working alongside the police to carry out Community Road Watch / School Road Watch activities.

A toolkit is currently available for all schools via the 20mph webpage which prompts ideas of activities that can be carried out to raise awareness of 20mph speed limits amongst pupils, parents, teachers and the wider community.
For further details about the 20mph speed limit schemes in your area please visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/20mph or contact the customer contact centre on 0845 053 0011.

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One Response to 20mph speed limits: County Council advice

  1. Dave Horton says:

    Thanks for the information, very useful!

    I have just sent an email to that address, about continued speeding along Aldcliffe Road, which recently became 20 mph. Quite often cycling along there (usually quite close to 20 mph myself), I get harassed by motorists going far too fast, and impatient to get past (often only to come grinding to a halt, as they have to wait to let on-coming traffic through). It should feel a much more civilised stretch of road, and be a much more enjoyable route along which to cycle (and walk) than it actually is. I got an automatic response to say that someone would be in touch within 5 working days.

    I will let you know how I get on.

    Best wishes
    Dave Horton

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