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Two new 20mph zones approved

Published on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

TWO new 20mph zones have been approved for residential streets in the city.

Leicester City Council is introducing the schemes as part of a rolling programme of bringing in traffic calming measures and lower speed limits where residents have requested them. 

The schemes are designed to help reduce accidents and encourage cycling and walking.

One scheme will be brought in on streets around Keyham Lane, in Humberstone, extending a 20mph already in place. 

The new zone covers the length of Keyham Lane and Keyham Lane West, as well as Ivychurch Crescent. Speed cushions will be installed along Keyham Lane and Keyham Lane West, along with mandatory yellow zig zags outside Keyham Lodge School.

The scheme will cost about £39,000 and could be in place by April 2017.

The second scheme includes a 20mph zone on streets either side of Fairfax Road, Northfields.

Streets include Oliver Road, Huntingdon Road, Marston Road, Edgehill Road, Naseby Road, Essex Road, and Ireton Road, along with Hampden Road, Fairfax Road and Fairfax Close, Dunbar Road, St Ives Road, Lydford Road, Tamar Road, Walcote Road and Ireton Avenue.

The scheme will cost about £11,000 and could be in place by February 2017.

There has been considerable local support for each of the new 20mph zones following consultation with residents.

Funding for all the schemes comes from the city council’s Transport Capital Programme for 2016/17, from money allocated for active travel and road safety.