A4 speed limit cut in Slough

Slough Council have announced that the speed limit on the sections of the A4 in the town will be cut from 40 to 30 miles per hour next month, with another section cut from 60 to 50.

The A4, including the Bath Road, High Street, Wellington Street, Sussex Place and London Road will go to 30, while the Colnbrook By-Pass will see its 60mph limit reduced to 50.

In a public notice, the council says this is to bring existing speed limits in line with current standards and guidance, “to avoid danger to persons or other traffic using the roads”, or or to prevent the likelihood of any such danger arising.

Councillor Puja Bedi, lead member for transport, housing, highways, the environment and environmental services, told the Slough and South Bucks Observer newspaper: “The A4 is our main route through the town, and it is used by thousands of drivers every day.

“We are committed to making the route as safe as possible for everyone, as one death is one too many. If we implement the suggested measures, I believe this will make a difference.

“Providing a safer route for pedestrians and cyclists will increase confidence in our residents and commuters to use more sustainable modes of transport, especially for shorter journeys.

“A scheme such as this will live out our value of a town where residents live healthier, safer and more independent lives.”

(Picture – Google Streetview)


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