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Update on Fishergate Ward 20mph Speed Limit Pilot and Petition for City Wide 20mph Speed Limits on Residential Roads

Decision Maker: Executive Members for City Strategy and Advisory Panel

Decision status: Implemented

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of report: This report is in two parts. It is written to provide members with an update in relation to the council decision (taken on 14th July) to implement a 20mph trial site in the Fishergate area and in response to a petition for York to become a 20mph city. The petition requests that traffic regulation orders are made for all residential streets in York to become 20mph streets, without the addition of traffic calming measures. The report will refer to the Portsmouth citywide scheme and a previous EMAP report (14 July) that considered the options and implementations for implementing 20mph citywide speed limits.

Members are asked to: note the plans for implementing the Fishergate trial and approve the recommendations in relation to the petition request.


Advice of the Advisory Panel


That the Executive Member for City Strategy be advised to:


(i)                 Note the timetable for delivering the Fishergate trial scheme; 1.


(ii)        Request Officers to progress a list of potential sites for additional 20mph limit schemes; 2.


(iii)             Continue to address speed management issues under the current policy rather than introduce a city-wide 20mph scheme;


(iv)             Inform the lead petitioner of the outcome of the report.



Decision of the Executive Member for City Strategy


RESOLVED:That the advice of the Advisory Panel be accepted and endorsed.


REASON:       To ensure that speed issues are addressed through a data led process that targets LTP resources at casualty reduction but enables Officers and Members the opportunity to gather data on the effect of 20mph speed limits and whether it would be appropriate to promote a city-wide scheme in the future.

Publication date: 09/12/2008

Date of decision: 08/12/2008

Decided at meeting: 08/12/2008 - Executive Members for City Strategy and Advisory Panel

Effective from: 11/12/2008

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