‘Temporary’ 30mph speed limit on Humberston Avenue set to be made permanent

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‘Temporary’ 30mph speed limit on Humberston Avenue set to be made permanent

What was supposed to be a temporary 30mph speed limit on Humberston Avenue could now be made permanent.

Today (Monday 14 June), the decision to proceed with the Traffic Regulation Order, which would enforce the new speed limit, was approved by Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport.

A temporary Traffic Regulation Order was introduced in 2017 to temporarily lower the speed limit to 30mph while housing developments were being built and highway improvements carried out.

However, after a recent review, it has come to light that more pedestrians and vehicles are using Humberston Avenue, with highway officials recommending that the temporary speed limit be made permanent.

Cllr Swinburn said: “The developments and associated highway works along Humberston Avenue have provided improvements to the route with new footpath, crossing points and bus stop improvements – all key for developing our sustainable travel infrastructure and supporting those choosing cleaner and greener methods of transport.

“Our transport team are actively working with schools and the housing developers to ensure travel plans are in place to actively encourage sustainable travel, but the permanent reduction in the speed limit is crucial for the safety of all road users.”

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