New 20mph limit set to be introduced on three rural roads in Ram Hill
Published on: 01 Sep 2017
SPEED limits on three roads in the Ram Hill area are set to be cut due to concerns raised by local residents and councillors.
Last year the go-ahead was given for an investigation into a 20mph limit as a result of fears over the speed of traffic on rural routes used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
Funding was agreed this year to carry out the proposals that emerged from the investigation and consultation is now underway, with comments to be accepted up to September 6.
The drop from 30mph to 20mph is set to be made on Ram Hill itself, Broad Lane and Serridge Lane.
The aim is to improve safety for vulnerable users and make walking and cycling a more attractive proposition.
South Gloucestershire Council said there was no footway for pedestrians, while a nursery school and the charity Paul’s Place were located on Serridge Lane.
A rural bus service also operated in the area and the route was used to access a small business park.