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New 20 mph zones proposed around Bradford

Bradford Council has announced proposals to introduce new 20 mph speed limit zones in Bradford city centre and around schools.

The new proposals aim to protect vulnerable road users including children, pedestrians and cyclists by improving road safety at key locations of the district. It is hoped the new plans will encourage more people to take up walking and cycling.

The new zone could cover Bradford city centre within the inner ring road extending to include Bradford College and University campuses.

As part of the proposals, a programme of 20 mph zones around schools will be developed and rolled out from 2019. A significant number of streets around these schools will be included in the zones to improve safety for pupils on their journeys to and from school.

Fully detailed proposals are expected to be published by the Council later this year.

Coun Alex Ross-Shaw, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “Twenty mile per hour zones are a proven way of making our roads safer and our proposed city centre zone will help make it a safer and more attractive place for pedestrians and cyclists as well as making it generally more inviting to live, work and visit.

“By rolling out a programme of 20mph zones around schools and nearby streets we can really make a difference in protecting children from the dangers of speeding and promote responsible driving and road safety across the district.”

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