20mph for town centre?
A PROPOSAL to introduce a 20mph speed limit in Clevedon’s town centre is being investigated.
The idea is being looked at by members of the town council after concerns were raised about pedestrian safety in and around The Triangle and Old Street area.
A letter has already been sent to the police to ask for their opinion on the idea, with a positive response saying officers would have no reason to object to it.
At a meeting of the town council’s transport and highways committee on September 21 it was decided to look further into the proposal by contacting North Somerset Council for advice and guidance.
The idea to look at introducing a 20mph speed limit in the town centre was thought up after concerns were raised about residents crossing Old Street and the bottom of Chapel Hill to get to the newly-located post office at the Co-operative shop.
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North Somerset Council had originally looked at installing build-outs at the junction between the two roads but the plans would have left little room for cars and lorries trying to turn into Chapel Hill.
A request for the installation of a new pedestrian crossing near the post office was also looked at but deemed impractical.
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Clevedon Town Council’s deputy clerk Isabel Johnson said: “It was thought maybe reducing the speed of traffic might help in the town centre.”