Mayor's speed limit review lowers speeds at more locations in Bedford Borough
Speed limits are to be lowered at another 4 locations around
Bedford Borough as Mayor Dave Hodgson’s Speed Review continues.
The changes follow requests from local residents, councillors
and parish councils to do more to stop speeding and dangerous
driving in their communities.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “When I speak to
local residents one of the most common causes of concern is still
speeding, particularly in rural and residential areas. That is why
we first launched the speed limit review back in 2011.
“At the time I promised an ongoing commitment to tackle speeding
and that is why I have continued to speak to local residents, as
well as councillors and parish councils in an effort to curb
excessive speed on our roads.
“Speed limits will be lowered on 4 roads, consultation is
already underway on a further four sites and others roads are
likely to follow in the near future.
“Lowering speed limits, in conjunction with the introduction of
‘safe zone’ average speed cameras in known hot-spots, are a clear
demonstration of our commitment to making our roads safer for
New speed limits have been determined in consultation with local
residents, parish councils and councillors and have also taken
safety, mobility and environmental impact into account.
Locations where speed limits will be reduced
• West End, Little Staughton (40mph buffer zone)
• Milton Road, Clapham (extension to 30mph limit)
• Bedford Road, Stagsden (extension to 30mph limit)
• Colesden Road, Wilden (extension to 30mph limit)
Location where consultation is underway to reduce speed
• North End, Stagsden (extension to
• Lower Farm Road, Bromham (extension to 30mph limit)
• B660 Kimbolton Road, Wilden (introduction of 50mph
• Cople to Cardington (extension to 40mph limit)
Locations where engineering measures are being implemented
to reinforce existing speed limits
• Northill Road, Cople
• Hall End Road, Wootton
Anyone who is concerned about speeding in their communities can
contact Bedford Borough Council in the following ways:
In person: Customer Service Centre, Horne Lane,
Bedford, MK40 9EA
By phone: 01234 718003
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org