Have your say on 20mph roads in Cheltenham

Certain roads in Cheltenham could become 20mph zones  if a proposal goes ahead.

People will be able to have their say on the plans from Monday.

The proposal that ’20 is plenty’ has been put forward for certain residential roads and the town centre. Cheltenham Borough Council said the plan aims to make Cheltenham more “people-friendly”, and the “streets a more pleasant place to be”.

A public consultation will run from Monday 6th November until Monday 4th December, and Cheltenham Borough Council is encouraging people to have their say through an online survey on the council’s website.

Councillor Andrew McKinlay, cabinet member for development and safety, said: “Cheltenham Borough Council is concerned about safety and speed on the town’s roads; and the effect that traffic has on the quality of the town’s air. We take the view that use of 20mph limits is one of a number of potential measures that might help address these concerns and we want to know what you think.”

“Traffic is managed by Gloucestershire County Council, so the aim of this consultation is to help us to test the appetite of our communities and gather information that will help us in discussions on the suitability of 20mph limits with the County Council.”

More information will be available in the Municipal offices on the Promenade and on the council’s website.


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