Stroud Town Council endorses call for more 20mph speed limits
REDUCED speed limits should be implemented and enforced across Stroud, according to the town council.
The authority has voiced support for a campaign by Green Party county councillor Sarah Lunnon to get a 20mph area wide limit introduced in the town.
Cllr Lunnon has been working with Gloucestershire police and the county council’s highways team in a bid to get greater speed restrictions brought in.
"What we are doing is responding to and promoting cultural change, it is no longer acceptable to drive at speeds that kill past people’s homes,” she said.
“If you are in Stroud passing people and their homes, 20mph is an acceptable speed - that is why it is necessary to include all roads.”
Cllr Lunnon’s push for 20mph speed limits has been backed by former mayor and current town councillor John Marjoram.
He said: "For this project to be a success and to make a difference to the safety of the town and our environment we would not want to see any roads excluded.
“We will work with the police and the county council to ensure the restriction covers as much of the parish as far as possible."
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