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20mph part-time speed limit consultation 2018


We are consulting on proposals to introduce 20mph speed limits on roads in the vicinity of schools that have been identified as having the highest risks to pedestrians taking into account accident rates, vehicle speeds and the number of pedestrians crossing.

We consult on proposals to introduce 20mph speed limits on roads in the vicinity of schools that have been identified as having the highest accident rates.

What are we planning to do?

  • reduce the speed limit in the vicinity of identified schools to 20mph during school drop of and pick up times
  • provide road safety education for children including road awareness and safe cycling programmes
  • offer healthy lifestyle initiatives to encourage walking and cycling by the school children and the wider community

Part-time 20mph speed limits 'when school lights show' is a sign which advises that a length of road in the vicinity of a school entrance should be driven at 20mph or less when the lights are on. The introduction of the proposed new speed limits will affect all users of the roads in each location.

Why are we doing it?

The purpose of this scheme is to reduce traffic speeds around the schools during drop off and pick up times, which will improve road safety for vulnerable road users as well as making walking, cycling and outdoor play more attractive. 

Current consultations

Note that each consultation had its own closing date.

School

Town

Map

Closing date

Roseberry Primary, Pelton

Chester-le-Street

Icon for pdf Roseberry Primary School, Pelton - map (PDF, 233.1kb)  

closed

Pelton Community Primary, Pelton

Chester-le-Street Icon for pdf Pelton Community Primary School - map (PDF, 247.8kb) closed

Shield Row Primary

Chester-le-Street Icon for pdf Shield Row Primary School - map (PDF, 373.7kb) closed

Consett Academy

Consett

Icon for pdf Consett Academy Map 1 (PDF, 527.8kb)

Icon for pdf Consett Academy Map 2 (PDF, 1.2mb)

closed

Chester-le-Street Church of England Primary

Chester-le-Street Icon for pdf Chester-le-Street Church of England Primary map (PDF, 600.0kb) closed

Delves Lane Primary

Consett Icon for pdf Delves Lane Primary map (PDF, 435.2kb) closed

Sacriston Primary

Durham Icon for pdf Sacriston Primary map (PDF, 327.1kb) closed
Tanfield SchoolStanley

Icon for pdf Tanfield School map (PDF, 360.5kb)

closed
Annfield Plain SchoolStanley Icon for pdf Annfield Plain School map (PDF, 316.3kb) closed
Ferryhill Business and Enterprise College  Icon for pdf Ferryhill Business and Enterprise College map (PDF, 591.0kb) closed

All consultations for 2018 are closed.

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