Great idea! 20mph limit for Page Park roads welcomed

Published on: 28 Jul 2017

FRIENDS of Page Park have praised proposals to curb speeding on local roads.

South Gloucestershire Council has been asking the views of residents, traders and interested parties over proposals to reduce traffic speeds in the immediate vicinity of the 19-acre park, saying it will make walking and cycling there more attractive.

The proposal is to remove the 30 mph speed limit and introduce a full-time 20mph limit in South View and Haythorn Court and the parts of Park Road and Hill House Road which surround the park. The scheme includes the removal of the 30mph electronic speed reminder sign on Page Road.

The proposals have been welcomed by Friends of Page Park who say the park will be busier than ever as their scheduled plan of improvements take place.

Vice chairwoman Steph Purser said: "It can be dangerous as sometimes traffic can come up the roads quite fast. Children and dogs run out of the park and we've had near misses in the past. As the park becomes more popular with all the improvements we are carrying out, it will make it much safer."

Consultation results will be published on August 20. Subject to the comments received and public advertisement, the proposals will be implemented during 2017/18 financial year.

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