By Richard Wright
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
NEWPORT has come a step closer to becoming a pilot area for a 20mph speed limit.
News it could be a trial area — if the cash could be found for the road signs needed to make it reality — was delivered to a meeting of Newport Parish Council.
Monday’s meeting was told by Cllr Julie Jones-Evans there was no local authority or Island Roads budget for the road signs but it may be possible to find the money from savings elsewhere.
The parish council agreed to look at whether it could provide cash support if the Isle of Wight Council agreed to trial the 20 mph speed limit in the town.
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by Mike Crowe
22nd September 2013, at 21:25:46
High StreetPyle StreetSouth StreetSt Jame's SquareCoppins Bridge....Pedestrianize the lot
by B Lane
21st September 2013, at 10:11:04
Point about pedestrians ... between McDonalds and CHurch Litten there are 3 pelican crossings in the space of 150 yards and the High Street has 2 within 50yds at the main crossroads ... and still pedestrians amble across the road oblivious to traffic rather than walk an extra 20 steps. Fully agree with others here its not speed legislation thats needed but some kind of education for people on foot.
by brian thompson
20th September 2013, at 14:57:18
Two points :-1/ the 30 mph zones were set when cars took twice the distance to stop as they do now. It was thought to be a safe speed then, Whathas changed now.2/My car like many others will not go at 20 mph except in a low gear thus using more fuel and causing more pollution.
by tony white
20th September 2013, at 12:14:55
is this a promise, i hope it extends from the racecourse to northwood as long as it means i will be able to reach the scary speed of 20mph each day.
20th September 2013, at 11:50:04
Half width sleeping policemen on alternate sides. First off side then near side. Sets about 4 feet apart and 15 feet between sets.On ALL roads in and around NewportThat will stop the speeding ..... ..... no cars
by Jim Buchanan
20th September 2013, at 11:23:05
'Council must cut another £8.8m',' if the cash could be found for the road signs needed to make it reality'
by T Rollingsworth
20th September 2013, at 11:10:56
Also, I would like to refer you to Portsmouth's 20mph scheme all over Southsea which doesn't work and gets ignored. Waste of cash!
20th September 2013, at 11:10:23
Speed of cars isn't the issue here, it's stupid pedestrians. The amount of times I have seen people wander aimlessly into the road without looking, or just run across the crossing lights when they are on green. Cars aren't the issue here...I rarely hit 30mph on the high street anyway, so this just seems like a pointless exercise considering they don't actually have the money to do this either!
by John James
20th September 2013, at 09:34:33
I’m all for people driving according to the road conditions and the traffic but this seems utterly pointless given how many other issues exist for the police to enforce. Near epidemic levels of mobile phone use while driving and people driving at 100mph plus through places like Beaper Shute on a daily basis need sorting out first.
20th September 2013, at 09:19:50
I love Mark Voller's final words. It says it all as to why everybody has got to be put in a Kiddie suit and be on Reigns .........""" the dangerous few. """Says it all. Head ...... Nail ....... HitThank you :-)
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