Have a say on 20mph zones across Brighton

A map showing the rollout of the 20mph zone across Brighton and Hove

A map showing the rollout of the 20mph zone across Brighton and Hove

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MORE 20mph zones could be rolled out across Brighton and Hove – and the city council wants the public’s views on the plans.

23,675 homes in Hangleton, Woodingdean, Ovingdean, Saltdean and Rottingdean will receive letters from Brighton and Hove City Council by next week.

The third phase roll-out could see the majority of roads in the neighbourhoods and villages reduced to 20mph.

Depending on the outcome of the consultation, the third phase could be introduced as early as next year.

It follows the first phase which saw most roads in the city centre reduced to 20mph back in April 2013.

In the second phase in June this year the speed limit of roads between Portslade in the west, Moulsecoomb and Whitehawk in the east and Coldean in the north, was also reduced.

The council has said early monitoring from phase one of the scheme shows a decrease in traffic speed on 74% of roads.

The number of collisions and the severity of casualties are also down where the new limit is in place.

Ian Davey, the council’s lead member for transport, urged residents to get behind the 20mph roll-out.

He said: “We’re seeing growing levels of support for 20mph as people understand the national research proving it to be safer.

“We’ve already seen the benefits of lower limits in central Brighton and Hove with fewer people being hurt on our roads.

“That means people can gradually feel safer on the streets where they live, making neighbourhoods more accessible and pleasant for everyone.

“I’d urge people to look at the evidence from the many towns and cities with 20mph and the positive evidence we already have here in Brighton and Hove - and support the proposals.”

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1:18pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Spx says...

Young children can't cross the road safely while people are ignoring the speed restriction. I hope there's a way to catch speeding vehicles worked out soon.
Young children can't cross the road safely while people are ignoring the speed restriction. I hope there's a way to catch speeding vehicles worked out soon. Spx
  • Score: -30

1:52pm Sun 7 Sep 14

JeevesMcMontague says...

Most people are ignoring it anyway so I don't care. I do wish the council wouldn't waste so much money on signs however.
Most people are ignoring it anyway so I don't care. I do wish the council wouldn't waste so much money on signs however. JeevesMcMontague
  • Score: 14

1:57pm Sun 7 Sep 14

Steve Heenan says...

20mph is ridiculous. It causes more pollution. I have a 1584cc Harley Davidson. It will not run at 18/20mph. I can either do 25mph in 2nd gear or 10 to 15mph in 1st when car drivers try to overtake me in single lane roads. Running the bike in 1st gear is bad for the engine.
20mph is ridiculous. It causes more pollution. I have a 1584cc Harley Davidson. It will not run at 18/20mph. I can either do 25mph in 2nd gear or 10 to 15mph in 1st when car drivers try to overtake me in single lane roads. Running the bike in 1st gear is bad for the engine. Steve Heenan
  • Score: 15

2:49pm Sun 7 Sep 14

Bill in Hanover says...

Spx wrote:
Young children can't cross the road safely while people are ignoring the speed restriction. I hope there's a way to catch speeding vehicles worked out soon.
The police obviously disagree with you as they have refused point blank to enforce the 20mph limit, apart from arresting the idiot driving down Elm Grove at 70mph of course.
[quote][p][bold]Spx[/bold] wrote: Young children can't cross the road safely while people are ignoring the speed restriction. I hope there's a way to catch speeding vehicles worked out soon.[/p][/quote]The police obviously disagree with you as they have refused point blank to enforce the 20mph limit, apart from arresting the idiot driving down Elm Grove at 70mph of course. Bill in Hanover
  • Score: 7

2:52pm Sun 7 Sep 14

Bill in Hanover says...

Steve Heenan wrote:
20mph is ridiculous. It causes more pollution. I have a 1584cc Harley Davidson. It will not run at 18/20mph. I can either do 25mph in 2nd gear or 10 to 15mph in 1st when car drivers try to overtake me in single lane roads. Running the bike in 1st gear is bad for the engine.
You should just stand half way up Elm Grove or Bear Road and watch buses and lorries trying to get up the hills and still keep inside the speed limit, if they do manage to stay legal they are in 2nd gear and spewing out more pollution than if they cruised up in a higher gear.
[quote][p][bold]Steve Heenan[/bold] wrote: 20mph is ridiculous. It causes more pollution. I have a 1584cc Harley Davidson. It will not run at 18/20mph. I can either do 25mph in 2nd gear or 10 to 15mph in 1st when car drivers try to overtake me in single lane roads. Running the bike in 1st gear is bad for the engine.[/p][/quote]You should just stand half way up Elm Grove or Bear Road and watch buses and lorries trying to get up the hills and still keep inside the speed limit, if they do manage to stay legal they are in 2nd gear and spewing out more pollution than if they cruised up in a higher gear. Bill in Hanover
  • Score: 14

5:06pm Sun 7 Sep 14

NickBrt says...

Chance to do 20 would be great!
Chance to do 20 would be great! NickBrt
  • Score: -4

5:07pm Sun 7 Sep 14

seaside_boy says...

the only reason people are going slower isn't because ofthe new speed restrictions, its the amount of trafic caused by bus lanes and roadworks everywhere making it almost impossible to get over 20mph anyway
the only reason people are going slower isn't because ofthe new speed restrictions, its the amount of trafic caused by bus lanes and roadworks everywhere making it almost impossible to get over 20mph anyway seaside_boy
  • Score: 8

5:15pm Sun 7 Sep 14

A. Bird says...

This is just another attempt by a obsessive group of Councillors to force a unworkable policy through . Apart from the obvious increase in pollution a 20 mph speed limit causes, I have yet to see any one recognising and adhering to it . This "Green" Council is just ignoring a recent Government survey that has found that in fact there are more accidents in Cities/Towns that have introduced this stupid requirement .If the Council wish to make our roads safer there are far important areas that need attention before they waste more of our money on this unworkable farce that can not be enforced. Brighton needs tourists to survive and tourists arrive in cars, the already extremely high parking charges are driving people away, so this gross stupidity can only do even more harm to the City's economy
This is just another attempt by a obsessive group of Councillors to force a unworkable policy through . Apart from the obvious increase in pollution a 20 mph speed limit causes, I have yet to see any one recognising and adhering to it . This "Green" Council is just ignoring a recent Government survey that has found that in fact there are more accidents in Cities/Towns that have introduced this stupid requirement .If the Council wish to make our roads safer there are far important areas that need attention before they waste more of our money on this unworkable farce that can not be enforced. Brighton needs tourists to survive and tourists arrive in cars, the already extremely high parking charges are driving people away, so this gross stupidity can only do even more harm to the City's economy A. Bird
  • Score: 9

6:36pm Sun 7 Sep 14

stevmar says...

Don't waste your time the majority of people in my road voted against it, you can check on the council site ,surprise surprise we have it .It's called democracy. not
Don't waste your time the majority of people in my road voted against it, you can check on the council site ,surprise surprise we have it .It's called democracy. not stevmar
  • Score: 5

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