Nottingham City Coucil to consider more 20mph zones in the city

Nottingham City Council is to consider further speed restrictions in the city after 20mph zones have gained public support during a consultation.

Nottingham City Council said it wants to “grow back greener” as part of the city’s recovery from Covid-19.

In 2015, Nottingham City Council introduced 20mph limits in almost all residential areas, creating lower speed neighbourhoods.

“Reducing traffic speeds on all city centre roads would create a safer environment for everyone – motorists, cyclists and pedestrians – support a greener Covid recovery and contribute to a more attractive city centre environment. We are looking at introducing a 20mph speed limit on all roads within Nottingham city centre,” said the council as part of a Nottingham Post report.

The city council received 421 responses to a recent consultation, with the majority of people saying they will mainly access the city on foot, by bike or by public transport, once all Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted.

In total, 71% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that reducing the city centre speed limit to 20mph would make the centre safer for pedestrians and cyclists. And 61% said doing so would improve the city centre.

Speaking about the proposal’s next steps, the city council added: “Although the results of the consultation were positive, there is further work to do developing this scheme before a final decision can be made. This will include more detailed conversations with public transport operators and the police. In the meantime, we are developing ideas on which roads would be included, taking on board the feedback received during the consultation. A further consultation will likely take place during the summer, when this proposal has been developed,” said the report.

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