Twelve York roads are to get new lower speed limits.
Proposals set out by City of York Council would see some stretches of main road drop from 60mph to 40mph, while smaller suburban roads drop to 20mph.
A report to the executive member for transport Cllr Andy D’Agorne puts forward the proposals.
Proposed speed limits for York roads
|Road||Proposes speed limit||Current speed limit|
|The Hollies, Stockton on the Forest||20mph||30mph|
|Northfield Lane, Poppleton||30mph||60mph|
|North Lane, Huntington||30mph||60mph|
|Wheldrake Lane, Elvington||30mph|
|Sim Balk Lane, Bishopthorpe||40mph||60mph|
|Askham Bryan site 1||30mph||60mph|
|Askham Bryan site 2||40mph & 30mph||60mph|
|The Revival Estate||20mph||30mph|
The changes on these stretches of highway are “because the indications are these are appropriate speed limits due to the surrounding environment”.
They include reducing the limit on a stretch of Shipton Road from 40mph to 30mph.
In a consultation, this gained a lot of support. One resident said: “I am fully in support of the proposal to reduce the speed limit to 30mph along the Rawcliffe section of the A19. This is a dangerous road to walk alongside and to cycle on and this change will help to improve this.”
And a cyclist said: “30mph would drastically improve what I feel like us currently an intimidating road, especially at night.”
Plans to reduce a section of the A1079 Hull Road from 60mph to 40mph got a mixed response.
One person wrote: “If the 40mph limit is extended, this would tend to create even more of a “convoy” effect of the movement of traffic along the A1079. This might then encourage motorists seeking to exit residences on the road to try and exit into unsuitable spaces in the line of traffic, resulting in accidents.”
The proposed changes will go to the Decision Session – Executive Member for Transport meeting on Tuesday, 17 January.
You can see all the proposed changes in the documents here.