With residents help 20mph could be recognised as the speed limit through Nettlebed.
Nettlebed Parish Councillors will be distributing ‘20’s Plenty’ wheelie bin stickers to homes along the High Street and Watlington Street in an effort to help reduce the speed of traffic coming through the village. If you are delivered a sticker and do not want it (or don’t have a wheelie bin), would you please contact the Parish Clerk and we can arrange for it to be collected.
IN BRITISH SOCIAL ATTITUDES SURVEYS THREE QUARTERS OF PEOPLE SAY 20MPH IS THE RIGHT LIMIT FOR MOST LOCAL ROADS. IT IS BEST PRACTICE FOR HOME STREETS, TOWN CENTRES, SHOPPING AREAS AND WHERE PEOPLE WORK OR LEARN.*
Oxfordshire County Council decided in December 2020 to support 20mph in Oxfordshire – they are now working on the strategy, plans and timing to implement this.
A leader, yet to be appointed, will direct the initiative and create a project group which includes stakeholders such as 20’s Plenty for Oxfordshire so as to ensure external views are represented. This strategy group will explore where 20mph makes sense, different approaches and designs for different localities, and cost effective processes to make delivery more affordable and may well result in specified areas/parishes/towns generating a single Traffic Regulation Order. The plan and potential cost to roll out 20mph across the county will become clearer in due course.
OCC will need the support of villages, towns and the local communities to help with creating a social consensus for 20mph which will help towards motorist’s compliance. We at 20’s Plenty for Oxfordshire are encouraging widespread siting of 20’s Plenty stickers and signs so that motorists know that this is widely supported within the county. We would also suggest that local motorists set the standard of driving at 20mph thereby setting the pace for other vehicles and ultimately creating a consensus for 20mph.
* Source: 20splenty.org
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