Views on 20mph speed limit in Sowerby Bridge: Follow up results published

Aim  and objectives of consultation:

  • To assess if views on 20mph have changed a year on since implementation.
  • To see if there are changes in the levels of active travel.
  • The interviews will be carried out by Enventure Research on behalf of the council.

Results

Opinion of the 20mph scheme has improved between baseline and follow up with the vast majority of residents in support of the scheme (over 80%).

An increase in the percentage of people who travel by foot

Significant increase in the percentage of respondents who felt that traffic speeds were about right in their local area, although there was a significant increase in the percentage of respondents who felt that traffic speeds were too slow on busier roads.

Significantly more residents feel that the 20mph limits are beneficial to residents, pedestrians, cyclists and drivers and there was a significant decrease in perceived disadvantages of the 20mph speed limits. Child safety is still a main concern for parents when considering whether to allow children to play out or walk to leisure facilities

Bike ownership or usage has not increased with the main barrier being – do not want a bike.

For more information contact: Paula Holden
Tel: 01422 266159
e-mail: paula.holden@calderdale.gov.uk

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