Downend streets set to become 20 mph zones

Published on: 02 Dec 2013

RESIDENTIAL streets in the Downend area are set to become 20-mile-an-hour zones within the next few months.

The aim is to make communities safer and quieter and more pleasant, encouraging walking and cycling and the use of local facilities.

The roads affected are those in Downend, Staple Hill, Soundwell and Kingswood that straddle the border between Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Bristol City Council is rolling out a programme of putting 20mph limits on all residential streets so South Gloucestershire Council will implement the restrictions where the roads cross the boundary.

A spokesman said: “The purpose of the scheme is to reduce traffic speed which makes walking, cycling and outdoor play become more attractive, all of which have a positive impact on health and the community. As well as increasing physical activity, these pursuits give a greater opportunity for social interaction. “

The roads are:

• Grace Road • Midland Road • Woodland Avenue

• Overnhill Road • Howard Road • Woodland Way

• Overnhill Court • Hayward Road • The Wickets

• Lower Station Road • North View • Castle Road

• Kensington Road • Portland Street • Gladstone Road

• Upper Station Road • The Crescent • Seymour Road

• Page Road • Mulberry Gardens • A section of Soundwell Road

• Kendall Road • Gorse Hill • Cross Street

• Kendall Gardens • The Close • Alsop Road • Southernhay • Leicester Square • Boultons Road

• Acacia Avenue • Colston Street • Kennington Avenue

• Portland Place • Whitfield Close

• The Elms • Colston Close

For further information on the scheme visit

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