Mapped – 27 roads listed for new 20 mph speed limits at Solihull
In total, 27 roads surrounding a school in Solihull could have their speed limits reduced to 20 mph.
Solihull Council is consulting on plans for new traffic orders affecting roads near Olton Elementary School.
The 27 roads have been identified as “priority locations” for increased parking restrictions, reduced speed limits and total bans on driving on two streets during rush hour.
Read more – Solihull’s toddler goes viral after stealing the show at Christmas street concert
It follows road safety concerns raised by the local community after the Chapel Fields and Daylesford Primary Schools were merged to form Olton Primary.
The by-law aims to regulate on-street parking, improve visibility and control the speed of vehicles in the area.
The consultation documents read as follows: “The roads covered by the proposed decree have been identified as a priority location for the 2020/21 works program through the established traffic regulation decree framework. by the board.
“The framework is used to prioritize requests for new and modified parking restrictions within the borough.
In addition to a number of new and amended parking restrictions, it is proposed to introduce 20 mph speed limits near the school and a driving ban on Kents Close and Lyndon Road (in front of the numbers 155 to 165), applicable to school times and presented as an expansion of the council’s existing offer in school streets.
“Traffic control by-laws are proposed in response to local community concerns and are intended to regulate on-street parking, help facilitate the free passage of traffic, promote visibility and discourage inconvenient parking, facilitate traffic and control the speed of vehicles.
“The traffic management package is deemed appropriate following the merger of two local schools into one site.
The proposed 20 mph speed limits would be in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
A number of roads are also restricted to banning vehicles waiting there at any time, while some would only see waiting restrictions during school pickup and drop-off hours.
The consultation runs until Thursday, December 23. Click here to view all documents.
Stay up to date with the latest news from the region with our email updates from Solihull News.