Council to make more Sheffield roads 20mph zones

More residential streets in Sheffield will become 20mph zones.
More residential streets in Sheffield will become 20mph zones.
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More residential roads in Sheffield will be turned into 20mph zones.

The city council is pushing forward its plan to introduce 20mph speed limits in all residential parts of the city by 2025.

Speed restrictions in Sheffield.

Speed restrictions in Sheffield.

The latest zones, to be introduced by spring 2017, are in the west of the city around Hangingwater Road and Broad Elms Lane.

An existing 20mph speed limit in Stannington will be extended to include Roscoe Bank between Tofts Lane and Long Lane.

The council's cabinet member for infrastructure and transport Mazher Iqbal said: “Reducing the average speed of drivers in residential areas will bring about a reduction in the number and severity of traffic accidents and help to create safe and secure communities.

“Implementing these new 20mph speed limits is consistent with the council’s vision to create safer residential environments and thriving communities.”

The roads that will become 20mph limits are:

- Broad Elms Lane from Alms Hill Road to Whirlow Hall Farm and the adjoining Broad Elms Close and Whirlow Elms Chase

- Highcliffe Road and Hangingwater Road (between Greystones Road and Oakbrook Road)

- Armthorpe Road, Bramwith Road, Carr Bank Close, Carr Bank Lane, Frickley Road, Fulney Road and Westwood Road.

- Roscoe Bank between Tofts Lane and Long Lane in Stannington

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