20mph limits are enforced on streets

Underway: Work has started to turn residential roads in Chorley and Leyland into 20mph zones

Underway: Work has started to turn residential roads in Chorley and Leyland into 20mph zones

0
Have your say

Work is now underway to turn residential roads into 20mph zones in Chorley and Leyland.

Areas in Euxton and Hough Lane in Leyland are the first to be targeted by Lancashire County Council, in a bid to reduce the number of road accidents involving children and young people.

The council also wants to encourage cycling and walking, and rather than installing further traffic calming measures such as speed humps and chicanes, signs will be installed by the end of 2013 on all residential streets in Lancashire.

The new limits will become legally enforceable soon, and the Bagganley/Crosse Hall area of Chorley and the Woodville Street area in Farington are also being prioritised.

County Councillor Tim Ashton, Cabinet member for highways and transport at LCC, said: “People are much more likely to survive and have fewer injuries if involved in an accident at 20mph than 30mph, and lowering speeds will make our neighbourhoods better and safer places for everyone.”

Community Road Watch schemes will see volunteers work alongside neighbourhood policing teams to monitor speeds to address road safety concerns raised by residents.

- What do you think? Email guardian.newsdesk@lep.co.uk