Plea to slash speed limit at blackspot for crashes

20 mph speed limits, like on this street in Nether Edge, are to be implemented across Sheffield
20 mph speed limits, like on this street in Nether Edge, are to be implemented across Sheffield
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A PLEA has been made for 20mph zones on streets in a Sheffield suburb including a junction where collisions have occurred.

High Green resident, Stan Bradbury has written to The Star with suggestions of roads has said are in ‘urgent’ need of a lower speed limit.

It follows news Sheffield Council is asking its seven community assemblies to nominate streets which could benefit.

Mr Bradbury, of Newgate Close, High Green, said: “There are three such roads in my area.

“Number one is Greengate Lane, on which several serious accidents have taken place. The danger is at the junction of School Road.

“The second location is Jeffcock Road, which is little more than a lane and halfway along there is a blind bend.

“Motorists have to negotiate through chicanes created by parked vehicles.

“I would also nominate South Road, which runs through a housing estate - although in its present potholed state it doesn’t need a 20mph limit - I challenge anyone to find a worse road than this.”

The council’s cabinet highways committee has approved £280,000 of funding to be split evenly between the city’s seven community assemblies.

The assemblies will then be able to nominate suitable streets for 20mph zones and the public will have a chance to have their say on which roads should be included.

The council says it does not have the money to install a city-wide 20mph limit on residential streets at present.

Numerous areas of the city already have 20mph child- safety zones, including Nether Edge, Shiregreen and parts of Woodseats.

A and B roads and bus routes will not be given 20 mph limits.

John Bann, the council’s head of highways, said the lower limits could be extended to other areas as more funding comes available.

■ What streets should have 20 mph zones? Email news@thestar.co.uk