Mixed response, but most back plans for 20mph speed limit zones
MORE people have had their say on proposals for the introduction of 20mph speed limits across Bristol.
So far about half of people who have shared their views on the scheme – which would see the reduced speed limits in place in central Bristol within a year – were in favour of proposals as they stand, while another 20 to 25 per cent have been said to agree to the scheme in principle but wanted to find out more.
Manager of the project Helen Wigginton said that about a quarter of those questioned had been against the proposals.
At an exhibition in Clifton Library on Friday, 32-year-old Max Granger said he was broadly in favour of the plans, but was concerned about the impact it would have on his commute to work in Filton.
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"I think in residential areas it is pretty much a good idea," he said.
"I think what might be tricky is how they differentiate between residential and main roads. I might be a bit worried about the extension and an increase it might have on my trip to work."
Jean Martin, of Clifton, said: "I generally think it's a good idea and was interested in seeing exactly what they were proposing.
"We used to live in London and they brought in a 20mph limit and as a result traffic slowed down. I haven't got a problem with it.
Her husband, Frank, said: "It was good to get a bit more detail."
At Cheltenham Road library on Saturday Helen George, of St Andrew's, said: "I am in favour of the 20mph zones both as a mother and a cyclist. It does not affect your journey time but it will be about people abiding by it and it being regulated."
Father John Fotheringham, of Bishopston, added: "I thoroughly endorse it. It will feel slow for drivers but once they are used to it, it will become second nature."