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New map reveals 20mph zone for Brighton and Hove
This is the newly revised map which shows which streets will have 20mph limits in the future.
The new speed limits will be imposed across large swathes of Brighton and Hove.
A couple of main roads, originally proposed to have limits reduced, will keep their 30mph limits after opposition from Labour and Conservative councillors.
They include Ditchling Road, Surrenden Road, Braybon Avenue (including Old Farm Road and Graham Avenue) and Carden Avenue (excluding the Carden Avenue service road).
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The group, led by coun Geoffrey Theobald, successfully argued that a “lack of clear mandate from residents” should see the decision deferred for further consultation to take place.
The Conservatives also successfully argued Portland Road should be exempt from the 20mph restrictions for further “monitoring and analysis of road safety and accident data”.
It was decided the decision would also be deferred to a later date.
The Labour and Co-operative Group also issued an amendment stating the section of Surrenden Road and Braybon Avenue linking Preston Drove with Carden Avenue should be exempt.
Phase one of the scheme saw residential streets in the centre of Brighton and Hove reduced to 20mph in April.
A timescale is yet to be decided for the roll out of Phase three, which will include Ovingdean in the east and Blatchington and Portslade Village in the west.
Councillor Pete West, chairman of the Green led environment, transport and sustainability committee, said: “We hope that by making the streets safer and more pleasant environments it will encourage more walking and cycling, especially for local trips.
“This will not only bring road safety benefits, but will also help to improve overall health and well being.”
Responding to questions on whether Wednesday’s amended plans would have an impact on phase three, he said: “Like phase two, decisions on phase three would be based on consultation and road safety issues.
“We are one of the worst cities in the UK for road safety and that is what 20mph is meant to help address.”
He added: “I’m disappointed that we faced late amendments which removed some streets from the 20mph area.
“In Hollingbury we had proposed to give the majority of people the speed limit they wanted for their street.
“Unfortunately we now cannot do that due to the amendments.
“We’re trying to encourage walking and cycling to school and it’s more difficult without 20mph because children have trouble judging the speed of cars.
“People in Surrenden Road and Braybon Avenue will also be disappointed as their support for 20mph in their roads has been ignored.”
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