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Council to roll out new 20mph speed zones in St Helens
12:23pm Monday 16th September 2013 in News
NEW 20mph speed limits are being introduced at five residential areas and a shopping zone after St Helens Council stepped up its road safety drive.
The reductions from 30mph are being brought in at estates in West Park, Newton-le-Willows, Rainhill, St Helens town centre and Bold.
The council - which has new powers to set speed limits – says it wants to increase pedestrian safety by introducing 20 mph zones in “selected residential areas”.
It hopes to introduce more reduced speed zones over the next few years.
St Helens Council’s cabinet member for environment and neighbourhoods, Councillor Seve Gomez-Aspron, said: “Road safety is always something we’ve treated with the utmost seriousness.
“But like other councils, we now have new powers to introduce 20 mph speed zones where they are deemed appropriate – with each case being judged on its merits.”
The 20mph zones will be introduced at:
- West Park: Alder Hey Road/Hewitt Avenue/Marsden Avenue/Ellison Drive Area
- Rainhill Village – bringing it into line with local commercial centres such as Rainford and Billinge
- Rainhill: Longton Lane/Vincent Road/Chatsworth Road area
- Newton-le-Willows: Belvedere Road/Queens Drive are
- St Helens: Wood Street/O'Keefe Street/Roper Street area
- Bold: The Pastures Estate
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