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Hundreds more Norwich roads could be made 20mph - is your street among them?

PUBLISHED: 12:58 14 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:49 14 August 2018

Hundreds more Norwich streets could see 20mph limits. Photo: Antony Kelly.

Hundreds more Norwich streets could see 20mph limits. Photo: Antony Kelly.

© ARCHANT NORFOLK 2009

Speed limits of 20mph could be introduced on more than 300 further roads in Norwich, as council bosses continue their drive to make the city’s streets safer.

Consultation has started into reducing the limits on dozens more roads in the south of the city, with the public asked if they support 20mph limits in parts of Lakenham, Tuckswood and Eaton.

The Transport for Norwich scheme would also see traffic calming introduced in Eaton Road, close to the City of Norwich School, Church Lane and Greenways in Eaton, Sandy Lane in Lakenham and South Park Avenue, near Eaton Park.

Council bosses have already brought in 20mph limits in the city centre, Earlham and part of the north of the city, but say slowing down more traffic will make streets safer and more pleasant for cyclists and pedestrians.

Mike Stonard, Norwich City Council cabinet member for transport, said: “Creating 20mph zones across the city is one of the ways we’re making our roads feel safer for everyone.

Mike Stonard, Norwich City Council cabinet member for transport. Pic: Sid Frisby.Mike Stonard, Norwich City Council cabinet member for transport. Pic: Sid Frisby.

“The current consultation proposes to extend this approach to the south of the city centre, which ties in with improvements to the blue and yellow pedalways as part of the most recent phase of Department for Transport funding.

“In residential areas, it’s not always possible to put in place facilities such as cycle tracks but taking steps to reduce traffic speeds helps people to feel more confident when cycling and walking.

“Where zones have been introduced in recent years we’ve seen a reduction in speeds so we can be confident in putting forward this approach to benefit other areas.”

While Norfolk police stress 20mph zones are enforceable, the idea behind the limits is that the existing conditions of the roads, along with signs and, where installed, traffic calming, means more drivers think about their speed and comply with the limit.

The consultation over the latest proposals can be found here, with people invited to comment by August 29. Consultation over 20mph limits for dozens more roads in the north of the city, in areas such as Catton Grove and Fiddlewood, closed last month.

The final decision over the limits will be taken by members of the Norwich highways agency committee in the autumn.

Which Norwich roads could become 20mph?

South of the city:

Abbot Road

Abinger Way

Amderley Drive

Arnold Miller Close

Arnold Miller Road

Ashby Street

Astell Road

Atmere Close

Aurania Avenue

Avebury Road

Barnesdale Road

Beatty Road

Bek Close

Birkdale

Blakeney Close

Boileau Close

Boniface Close

Bowman Road

Bradeham Way

Branksome Close

Branksome Road

Brazen Gate

Brentwood

Brian Avenue

Broadhurst Road

Buckingham Road

Buckland Rise

Burhill Close

Camberley Road

Carlyle Road

Carnoustie

Caroline Court

Carshalton Road

Cecil Road

Chandlers Court

Cherry Close

Chestnut Hill

Cheyham Mount

Christopher Close

Church Lane

Churston Close

City Road

Claremont Road

Coach House Court

Coleburn Road

Conesford Drive

Constable Road

Cooper Lane

Corton Road

Cranage Road

Cranleigh Rise

Cranworth Gardens

Cricket Ground Road

Dacre Close

Danby Close

Denmead Close

Doman Road

Duverlin Close

Eaton Road

Ebbisham Drive

Eleanor Road

Ellcar Rise

Elstead Close

Elveden Close

Elwyn Road

Fairmile Close

Fitzgerald Road

Forester Close

Fountains Road

Friar Tuck Road (part)

Fulford Close

Fulton Close

Gamewell Close

Geoffrey Road

Glenalmond

Goldwell Road

Gordon Square

Greenways

Grove Avenue

Grove Road

Grove Walk

Hall Road (part)

Hall Road (spur road)

Hardwick Close

Harry Perry Close

Harwood Road

Hatton Road

Havant Close

Hobart Lane

Hobart Square

Holls Lane

Hornor Close

Howard Street

Hughenden Road

Huxley Close

Huxley Road

Ingram Court

Ipswich Road (3 spur roads)

Irving Road

Josephine Close

Jubilee Terrace

Judges Walk

Kensington Place

Kings Lane

Kingston Square

Kingswood Close

Kirklees

Lady Betty Road

Lady Mary Road

Lakenfields

Langham Place

Latimer Road

Leng Crescent

Leopold Road

Lime Tree Road

Lindford Drive

Little John Road (part)

Locksley Road

Long John Hill (part)

Longbow Close

Longmead

Lowther Road

Lyhart Road

Magpie Road

Maid Marian Road (part)

Mansfield Lane (part)

Manthorpe Close

Marston Lane (part)

Meadowbrook Close

Melrose Road

Merrow Gardens

Milverton Road

Nasmith Road

Netherwood Green

Newton Close

Norgate Road

Norton Drive

Norvic Drive

Nutfield Close

Old Lakenham Hall Drive

Osbert Close

Osborne Road

Parmenter Road

Parsons Mead

Patricia Road

Peckover Road

Penshurst Mews

Peterkin Road

Pettus Road

Pilch Close

Plantsman Close

Purtingay Close

Pyrford Drive

Queens Close

Ramsey Close

Randolf Road

Robin Hood Road

Rosslare

Rowington Road

Rowland Court

Rugge Drive

Sandy Lane

Sherwood Road (part)

Sigismund Road

Smithfield Road

Sotherton Road

South Park Avenue

Southwell Road (part)

St Albans Road

St Johns Close

St Stephens Road

Statham Close

Stratford Close

Stratford Drive

Sumpter Road

Suncroft

Sunningdale

Sunny Hill

Tamarind Mews

Thatched Pavilion Court

The Walnuts

Theobald Road

Town Close Road

Townsend Road

Trafford Road

Tuckswood Lane

Upton Close

Upton Road

Wakehurst Close

Waldeck Road

Walton Road

Watkin Road

Waverley Road

Webdell Court

Welsford Road

Wentworth Green

Wilby Road

Wren Close

North of the city:

Acland Mews

Anmer Close

Anthony Drive

Ardney Rise

Arminghall Close

Audax Road

Baxter Court

Beaufort Close

Bentley Way

Bertie Road

Blackburn Road

Blackthorn Close

Blakes Court

Blickling Road

Boardman Close

Brickfield Close

Brightwell Road

Brockwell Court

Bryony Close

Bullard Road

Bussey Road

Carterford Drive

Catton View Court

Clabon First Close

Clabon Road

Clabon Second Close

Clabon Third Close

Constitution Hill

Copenhagen Way

Curtis Road

Dalrymple Way

Defiant Road

Denmark Opening

Denton Road

Dogwood Road

Douglas Close

Dowding Road

Edmund Bacon Court

Embry Crescent

Fiddlewood Road

Foster Road

Friendship Road

Gamecock Close

Gateley Gardens

George Pope Close

George Pope Road

George Winter Court

Gilman Road

Green Hills Road

Harmer Road

Harry Watson Court

Hartbee Road

Heyford Road

Hillmead

Hooper Lane

Hunter Road

Ives Road

Jewson Road

Layson Drive

Mallory Road

Marauder Road

Middleton Close

Moorland Close

Oulton Road

Palmer Close

Palmer Road

Partridge Way

Pearcefield

Pembrey Close

Penn Grove

Pennyroyal

Plaford Road

Rosebay Close

Shipfield

Southerwood

Spencer Road

Spindle Road

Sprowston Road

St Martins Close

St Martins Road (Part)

St Marys Road

Stirling Road

Sunderland Close

Tanager Close

Tansy Close

Taylors Lane

Templemere

Thomas Glover Court

Tillett Road East

Vicarage Road

Wall Road

Waterloo Park Avenue

Waterloo Park Close

Weston Road

White House Court

Whitethorne Close

Whitley Close

Windmill Court

Wingfield Road

Woodcock Close

Woodcock Road

Woodruff Close

The rise in 20mph zones

The first 20mph zone in Norwich was introduced on the North Earlham estate in 1991 and similar limits followed in various areas in subsequent years.

But council bosses wanted to adopt a more uniform approach. So, in March last year, the Norwich highways agency committee agreed a blanket policy for 20mph restrictions on all residential C and U class roads.

However, some busier C roads, such as Unthank Road and Long John Hill remain as 30mph roads, given the cost of the traffic calming which would be needed to ensure the limit was kept to.

Other market towns in Norfolk do not have blanket 20mph limits, but many have part-time 20mph reductions outside schools. Gorleston High Street is also being made 20mph, while the Heritage Triangle in Diss has a 20mph limit.

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