Work starts on Clitheroe streets’ 20mph schemes

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WORK to put in place 20mph speed limits on residential roads in the north of Clitheroe begins this week.

The scheme supports Lancashire County Council’s drive to reduce the number of road accidents involving children and young people, and encourage cycling and walking.

Rather than installing more traffic-calming measures, such as speed humps and chicanes, 20mph speed limits will be introduced using signs only by the end of 2013 on all residential streets in Lancashire. It is intended for these speed limits to be a catalyst to change driver’s hearts and minds, so driving at 20mph in residential areas becomes the norm. Further engagement with communities and schools is planned to support the schemes and encourage a change in driver behaviour.

The scheme for Clitheroe was advertised earlier this year and received 11 letters of support and four objections. Construction of the scheme in north Clitheroe is due to be completed by the end of November or early December.

Lancashire County Council will be working alongside Lancashire Constabulary and local communities to address speeding as the 20mph limits are rolled-out.

You can find out more about the plans at www.lancashire.gov.uk/20mph