Thursday 3 November 2016

Plans to introduce 20mph speed limits in all residential parts of the city by 2025 are moving forward.

Residents have welcomed moves to add roads around Hangingwater Road and Broad Elms Lane to the forthcoming Greystones and Whirlow 20mph areas – which are set to be introduced in spring next year.

In addition, an existing 20mph speed limit in Stannington is set to be extended to include Roscoe Bank between Tofts Lane and Long Lane.

Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Transport at Sheffield City Council, said: “Reducing the average speed of drivers in residential areas will bring about a reduction in the number and severity of traffic accidents and help to create safe and secure communities.

“Implementing these new 20mph speed limits is consistent with the council’s vision to create safer residential environments and thriving communities.”

Councillor Iqbal will formally consider the response to recent consultation on the proposals on 10 November. If the expansion is rubber stamped by the Council, the changes are planned to take place in spring 2017.

The roads that will become 20mph limits are:

  • Broad Elms Lane from Alms Hill Road to Whirlow Hall Farm and the adjoining Broad Elms Close and Whirlow Elms Chase
  • Highcliffe Road and Hangingwater Road (between Greystones Road and Oakbrook Road)
  • Armthorpe Road, Bramwith Road, Carr Bank Close, Carr Bank Lane, Frickley Road, Fulney Road and Westwood Road.
  • Roscoe Bank between Tofts Lane and Long Lane in Stannington