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Added: 4 July 2008

20 MPH SPEED LIMIT PROPOSED FOR THE WHOLE OF SALTAIRE

After a year of consultation with the council on Saltaire's chronic traffic problems, it has been proposed that a 20 mph speed limit should be imposed on the whole of Saltaire.

On Thursday 3rd July delegates from Saltaire, including Frances Cleaver, Helen Livingston, Henrie Lidiard and Eddie Lawler, along with representatives from Wycliffe and Hirst Wood and Councillor Martin Love, met with Bradford Traffic Officer, Jo Grint, to hear the conclusions of the recent Saltaire traffic survey.
 
Eddie Lawler reports that Jo Grint sees the way forward as a 20mph zone for the whole of Saltaire including the main roads which avoids signage around the World Heritage Site, and these measures should be taken regardless of what goes on at the roundabout.  As recently as the Neighbourhood Forum in May, Council Officer Richard Gelder  presented a roundabout development plan which would go in tandem with local measures. Jo intends to start work with colleagues now to produce a design acceptable to planners and residents, involving conventional 20mph reduction measures outside the WHS and appropriate creative measures within it.  There are some funds available immediately, though there would be a need to raise more. It is hoped the system will be in place in 18 months or so.  Any original proposal to block off Dallam Avenue and Carlton Avenue to through traffic, is dropped as it would maroon car-drivers in Hirst Wood.
 
This proposal is acceptable to the Sustainable Saltaire group who give credit to Helen Livingston's petition and the involvement of an MP which added weight to the negotiations.

Added: 4 July 2008

   

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