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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Pengwern chosen for 20mph pilot scheme

Pengwern in Llangollen is one of 11 sites across Denbighshire chosen for a pilot 20mph speed restriction scheme by the county council.

It has been included in the list following a successful application by local county councillor Stuart Davies who said he decided to do so after receiving representations from residents concerned about speeding on the estate.
In a message giving details of the scheme to him, Ben Wilcox-Jones, the county’s senior engineer for sustainable transportation, says: “Following the successful completion of a consultation exercise with members and North Wales Police, I am now able to announce that 11 sites have been selected to participate in our 20mph pilot scheme.

“The sites have been selected to encompass a variety of highway related characteristics like vehicle speeds, traffic volumes and accident statistics and also to ensure a balanced geographical spread throughout the county.

“A programme for the implementation of the scheme is now being developed and it is hoped that, subject to successful completion of the statutory consultation procedures associated with the 20mph orders, the trial will commence on site in September 2014.”
The 10 other sites included in the pilot scheme are in Prestatyn, Ruthin, Llanfair DC, Cynwyd, Rhuddlan, Denbigh, Henllan, Llandymog and Rhyl.


1 comment:

  1. There is a failure of logic here. If residents and Cllr Davies are concerned about 'speeding' ie exceeding the current limit of 30mph then the answer is better enforcement. It can be argued that 20mph is a better limit on a road used by children and parents doing the school run, and I can see some sense in that, but don't expect people who break the currrent limit to slow down just because the limit has been lowered.