Bradford Council is proposing to implement new 20mph zones around a number of schools in the Bradford West, Bradford East and Keighley constituencies of the district to reduce accidents by encouraging people to slow down.
20mph zones elsewhere in the district have proved very effective at protecting the most vulnerable road users, including children, pedestrians and cyclists and there is evidence that even relatively small reductions in speeds can have a positive impact on the number and severity of collisions.
As well as road safety benefits, 20mph zones also encourage people to walk and cycle more, helping people to lead healthier lives.
The areas where the new 20mph school zones are proposed have been carefully selected to include streets where the existing road layout and levels of on-street parking already mean that people drive at 20mph or less.
Some additional calming measures are also proposed as well as extra signs and road-markings to highlight the new speed limits.
The proposals are part of Bradford Council’s ongoing Safer Roads initiative and follows on from the successful introduction of 20mph schemes in recent years at a number of schools across the district and in Bradford city centre and Shipley town centre.
Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration Planning and Transport, said: “There is real evidence that even relatively small reductions in speed can decrease the rate and severity of collisions, and that 20mph zones are effective at protecting our most vulnerable road users. They also have a positive impact on people’s physical and mental health.”
Consultation on the proposed changes will run from 17 March until 15 April 2022.
Details of the proposed speed changes can be found here.
Details of the proposed traffic calming changes can be found here.
The schools where the new 20mph zones are being proposed are:
- Feversham College
- Abbey Green Nursery
- All Saints’ CE Primary (Bradford)
- Atlas Community Primary School
- Bankfoot Primary
- Canterbury Children’s Centre
- Carlton Bolling College
- Dixons City Academy
- Dixons Manningham Academy
- Fearnville Primary
- Green Lane Primary School
- Horton Park Primary School
- Iqra Academy
- Keighley St Andrew’s CE Primary
- Miriam Lord Community Primary
- Newby Primary
- Oasis Academy Lister Park
- Peel Park Primary
- Princeville Primary
- St Bede’s & St Joseph’s Catholic College
- St William’s Catholic Primary
- Westbourne Primary School
- Westminster CE Primary Academy
- Our Lady of Roman Catholic Primary Victories School