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Request for 20 mph speed limit fronting Fishergate and St George's Schools

Meeting: 01/03/2011 - Decision Session - Executive Member for City Strategy (Item 67)

67 A19 Fulford Road Corridor Improvements - Request for 20 mph Speed Limit fronting Fishergate and St George's Schools pdf icon PDF 132 KB

This report informs the Executive Member of requests for a 20mph speed limit on the section of Fishergate fronting Fishergate and St George’s Schools as part of the planned improvements to this section of the A19 Fulford Road corridor.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:             That the Executive Member for City Strategy agrees to:

 

i)                    Option 1 to implement the 20mph speed limit as proposed and as detailed in the Officer report;

 

ii) Request that monitoring of the effects of the new speed limit take place with any issues being reported to a future Executive Member Decision Session.

 

REASON:                  To address safety issues and improve conditions on this part of the Fulford Road Corridor.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to requests received for a 20mph speed limit on the section of Fishergate fronting Fishergate and St George’s Schools as part of the planned improvements to this section of the A19 Fulford Road Corridor.

 

Officers confirmed that no further objections had been received to these proposals. Further emails had however been received from local residents in support of the 20mph scheme with some residents requesting an extension of the scheme to Grange Street. In addition support had also been received from the Conservative Group Leader.

 

Representations were then received from a Fishergate School Governor who confirmed the Governors unanimous support for the implementation of the scheme. He pointed out that implementation of the 20mph limit would improve the quality of life of residents making it a quieter, safer and pleasanter place in which to walk, cycle and drive and encourage less confident cyclists.

 

Officers confirmed that they would closely monitor the effects of the scheme and report back any findings.

 

The Executive Member confirmed that the Council had always maintained that 20mph speed limits were appropriate where there were special circumstances. In view of the existence of 2 schools and a shopping area on this stretch of Fulford Road he considered this a special circumstance. He pointed out that there had been very little opposition to the proposals and that these works could be integrated with the highway works already taking place in the area.

 

The Executive Member went onto report receipt of a number of additional late representations in support of the 20mph speed limit. He then considered the following options: 

 

Option 1 to implement the 20 mph speed limit scheme as proposed and shown at Annex C.

 

Option 2 to implement the 20mph speed limit scheme with amendments to suit any comments or objections.

 

Option 3 not to implement the scheme.

 

RESOLVED:             That the Executive Member for City Strategy agrees to:

 

i)                    Option 1 to implement the 20mph speed limit as proposed and as detailed in the Officer report; 1.

 

ii) Request that monitoring of the effects of the new speed limit take place with any issues being reported to a future Executive Member Decision Session. 2.

 

REASON:                  To address safety issues and improve conditions on this part of the Fulford Road Corridor.


 

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