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Residents asked for views on 20mph zone

Published on 24 March 2017

PEOPLE living in Knighton Fields are being consulted over whether they want to see a 20mph and traffic-calming measures introduced in the area.

Leicester City Council is running the public consultation to gauge the level of support for a 20mph zone in a series of residential streets west of Welford Road, between Westbury Road and Knighton Lane East.

A rolling traffic safety programme is offering 20mph zones in residential areas where people have requested them to be introduced.

The proposed Knighton Fields scheme includes Westbury Road, Brentwood Road, Brookland Road, Ashford Road, Oakland Road, Morris Road, Longfellow Road, Kingsley Street, Wordsworth Road, Keble Road, Wheatsheaf Way, Lord Byron Street and Knighton Fields Road East.

Moving south, the scheme would also include Burns Street, Scott Street, Scott Court, Heather Road, Pope Street, Shelley Street and Herrick Road, as well as Aston Hill, Sutton Road, Great Arler Road and a section of Knighton Lane East between Sutton Road and towards the junction with Welford Road.

Traffic-calming measures would be installed at Knighton Lane East, Knighton Fields Road East, and Wordsworth Road, including speed cushions, and a hump to slow traffic at two existing pedestrian crossings on Knighton Lane East itself.

Letters are due to be delivered to residents across the proposed area, asking for their views on a scheme.

The consultation runs from March 24 to April 21, 2017. Responses will be used to help gauge whether or not a scheme should be installed. 

To take part in the consultation online, visit: consultations.leicester.gov.uk

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