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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 all.”

 

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 immediately:

• 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 limits
• North End, Stagsden (extension to 30mph limit)
• Lower Farm Road, Bromham (extension to 30mph limit)
• B660 Kimbolton Road, Wilden (introduction of 50mph limit)
• 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: highways.helpdesk@bedford.gov.uk

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