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20mph part-time speed limit consultation 2019

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.

What we are 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 we are 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. 

Durham JohnstonDurham Icon for pdf Durham Johnston map (PDF, 645.3kb)
St Margaret's C of E Primary SchoolDurham Icon for pdf St Margarets, Durham map (PDF, 354.1kb)
St Patrick's RCVA Primary SchoolLangley Moor Icon for pdf St Patricks, Langley Moor map (PDF, 319.6kb)
St Helen's Auckland Community Primary SchoolAuckland Icon for pdf St Helens, Auckland map (PDF, 263.0kb)
Benfieldside Primary SchoolConsett Icon for pdf Benfieldside Primary School map 1 (PDF, 279.5kb) Icon for pdf Benfieldside Primary School map 2 (PDF, 378.4kb)
Shotton Primary SchoolShotton Colliery Icon for pdf Shotton Primary School map (PDF, 253.6kb)
Brandon Community Primary SchoolBrandon Icon for pdf Brandon Community Primary School map (PDF, 355.0kb)

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The consultations closed at 5.00pm on Friday 23 August.

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