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Residents to be consulted on Evington Village 20mph scheme

Published on 21 July 2017

RESIDENTS in Evington Village will be asked whether they want to see a 20mph zone and traffic calming measures introduced in the area.

The scheme, which includes the area around Linden Primary School, is being proposed by Leicester City Council as part of a citywide programme of offering 20mph zones in residential areas.

The consultation will run from Friday, July 21, until Friday, August 18. People will be asked whether they support a 20mph zone, and also whether they’d like to see traffic calming measures installed.

Speed humps have previously been installed in Church Lane and High Street, which are covered by an existing 20mph zone, and also outside Linden Primary School in Headland Road, following a petition in 2015.

The proposed new 20mph zone would cover the whole length of Aldgate Avenue, Blundell Road, Cordery Road, Evington Mews, Gifford Close, Grocot Road, Harwin Road, Hawthorne Drive, Headland Road, Hextall Road, Linden Drive, Main Street, St Denys Road, School Lane, Sidmouth Avenue, The Common and The Hollow.

In addition, it will also include a section of Evington Lane from Hawthorne Drive to the cul de sac, and also an 88-metre section to the west of the junction between Evington Lane and The Common, which would also be the site of proposed speed cushions.

A section of Spencefield Lane will also have a 20mph limit, from Church Road to a point 55 metres north east of Church Road.

Speed humps are also planned for The Common and St Denys Road, while a road hump would also be installed at the site of the existing pedestrian crossing in Main Street.

Letters outlining the proposals are being sent out to local residents, containing a copy of the consultation questionnaire.

The results will then be used to determine the level of local support for the scheme. If there is local support, then detailed designs will be drawn up, with a view to bringing in a scheme by February 2018.

People can also give their views online at: consultations.leicester.gov.uk

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