Labour's Acomb team clears up speed sign rollout confusion

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Once again the Liberal Democrats are putting around misleading information. So this is the truth about the so called missing sign.

The proposed design indicates one 20mph sign plate and two 30mph sign plates to be placed on new posts. This has been implemented on site.

As part of the 20mph implementation process for the city, the Council has to consult the Department for Transport guidance 'Traffic Signs Manual'.

Chapter Three offers guidance on indicating changes of speed limits. Fig. 14-7 on page 109 shows terminal signs must be placed on both sides of the road to indicate the higher limit (30mph) on the major road (Wetherby Road) but only one terminal sign is required on the minor road (Briar Avenue).

This arrangement has been used for a number of small and narrow 'Cul-de-Sac' streets across the City as part of the 20mph rollout.

20mph is funded from the Government ring-fence Local Transport Plan fund; it is not Council Tax money.

The money can only be spent on schemes to improve safety (such as 20mph) or modal shift (encouraging moves to walking, cycling and public transport)

The money cannot be used for anything else. Across the UK over 13 million residents are now covered by 20mph in their residential streets and the amount grows each day. 20mph is supported nationally by all three main political parties

Stuart Barnes
Tracey Simpson-Laing

Labour's Acomb candidates

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