The strategy includes a framework for setting speed limits more consistently across Hertfordshire. Picture: Danny Loo Over the summer, Herts county council consulted on an updated strategy for setting speed limits on the county’s roads, including clearer guidance on the introduction of 20mph areas that aim to improve conditions for people walking and cycling.
The strategy includes a framework for setting speed limits so that they are more consistently applied across the road network, reflecting the design of the road and the way it is used, as well as guidelines on the measures that can be used to reinforce those limits, such as traffic calming, signing and technology.
Following the consultation, the speed management strategy was debated at the county council’s highways and environment cabinet panel, and will now go to the council’s cabinet to be formally adopted.
Cllr Phil Bibby, cabinet member for highways and environment, said: “We want Hertfordshire’s roads to be safe for all road users, and making sure we have the right speed limits in the right places is an important part of that.
“In particular, we want people to feel safe walking and cycling, and to make sure that residential areas and town centres feel like safe and pleasant places.” You may also want to watch:
Liberal Democrat county councillors proposed an amendment allowing 20mph limits in all suitable residential roads, but Conservative councillors voted this down.
The Lib Dem spokesperson for growth, infrastructure planning and economy councillor Steve Jarvis: “The council says that it wants more […]