Sheffield City Council consider extending 20mph speed restrictions to Greystones and Whirlow

By Amber You and Joe Gerrard

20 Mile Per Hour speed limits could be imposed in the Greystones and Whirlow areas of Sheffield by spring 2017.

The plans are part of a scheme to lower speed limits to 20mph in all residential areas of the city by 2025.

Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Transport, will look at responses to a recent consultation this Thursday.

Councillor Iqbal said “Implementing these new 20mph speed limits is consistent with the council’s vision to create safer residential environments and thriving communities.”

The  roads where 20mph limits could be introduced are:

  • Broad Elms Lane from Alms Hill Road to Whirlow Hall Farm and the adjoining Broad Elms Close and Whirlow Elms Chase
  • Highcliffe Road and Hangingwater Road (between Greystones Road and Oakbrook Road)
  • Armthorpe Road, Bramwith Road, Carr Bank Close, Carr Bank Lane, Frickley Road, Fulney Road and Westwood Road.
  • Roscoe Bank between Tofts Lane and Long Lane in Stannington

 

Some residents of Greystones told the council they welcomed the plans at a meeting in June, but said they were concerned about how the new limits would be enforced.

The plans will run alongside the council’s ‘Streets Ahead’ programme of upgrading the city’s road network.

‘Streets Ahead’ aims to resurface the city’s roads, replace existing street lamps with LED lights and use more energy-efficient lights and traffic signs.

The upgrades are part of a 25-year contract which began in 2012.