Slow down for safety

Another key route in and out the city is to have traffic slowed to 20mph.

Lansdown Road will have such a speed limit introduced between its junction with The Paragon in Bath’s City Centre, and its junction with Richmond Road, where St Stephen’s Church is located. 

The new 20mph speed limit – says B&NES – will reduce the risk of collisions and increase the safety of all road users, including those walking, wheeling and cycling. 

Bath & North East Somerset council introduced multiple 20mph speed limits in Bath last year.

Approximately 18 new 20mph signs are being installed and road markings will be changed, with seven new 20pmh roundel markings added. 

The council will be replacing road signs and markings shortly and expect the works to be completed by the end of June. Disruption to traffic is expected to be minimal. 

Councillor Manda Rigby, cabinet member for Transport said: “By introducing more 20mph speed limits in our city we’re reducing vehicle speeds and keeping our highways as safe as possible for everyone. 

“20mph limits are becoming more prevalent in towns and cities and we anticipate that introducing this new speed limit on Lansdown Road will encourage more walking, wheeling and cycling. Feedback from other schemes is that the experience of all road and footway users is enhanced with lower motorised vehicle speed limits where appropriate.”

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  1. Please can we have a 20MPH zone in Swainswick. Cars are doing well over 40mph down the hill.

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