Calderdale residents are being given the opportunity to find out more about the roll out of 20mph speed limits as the council’s Love Our Streets campaign tours the borough.
Love Our Streets will see 20mph speed limits introduced in residential streets across Calderdale by 2017. The limits are already in place in 12 areas of the borough and the rollout will continue in six further phases for the next two years. Calderdale is the first area in West Yorkshire to introduce 20mph speed limits in most residential streets.
To provide residents with more information, the campaign team is visiting a number of events across the borough to share the “facts and the benefits of 20mph”.
Paul Butcher, Calderdale Council’s director of public health, said: “In our recent survey with over 2,000 residents across Calderdale, 89% told us they backed the introduction of 20mph speed limits in residential areas in the borough.
“When asked what would help them drive at 20mph, nearly half said that other drivers doing 20mph would be the biggest help.
“Slower speed limits can help everyone, from children to older people, to feel safe and enable them to live healthy lifestyles. This mirrors the aims of the national ‘20 is Plenty’ group, who want the same for all streets in the country.
“We know that change won’t happen overnight, but throughout the campaign we will be sharing the facts and benefits of driving at 20mph for everyone, including offers and practical tools.”