A blanket speed reduction on residential roads could be introduced if new proposals get the go-ahead.

The 20’s Plenty for Worthing group is campaigning for the speed limit on all roads, other than main routes, to be cut from 30mph to 20mph.

If it is implemented, the scheme would be the first of its kind to be introduced in the county.

Duncan Kay, campaign organiser, who is presenting the idea to Worthing County Local Committee at a meeting next week, said the reduction could “make life better for everyone.”

Mr Kay, who himself is an advisor on sustainable transport, said: “The thing about 20mph is it makes things safer for everyone.

“The campaign is really saying lets make residential roads in Worthing 20mph and keep 30mph for the main roads. Then if you want to walk or cycle you could find a route that’s along quieter residential roads with a low speed.”

Similar schemes have been proposed in Brighton and Hove and Lewes but have yet to be introduced.

If the nine county councillors on the Worthing committee approve, a proposal will be sent to Derek Whittington, West Sussex County Council cabinet member for strategic planning and transport.