Cambridgeshire County Council has announced a scheme worth an estimated £348,000, which will see a 20mph speed limit implemented at 20 locations across the county.
A meeting of the County Council Highways and Transport Committee yesterday [October 3] revealed that the scheme to introduce a 20mph speed limit had been oversubscribed, with 88 applications made so far.
Councillors agreed to fund 20 schemes initially in 2023/24, with selected areas including Linton, Burwell, Girton, Cottenham, Fulbourn and Willingham.
Cllr Lorna Dupré, from the Liberal Democrats, said: “The oversubscription of the scheme demonstrates how popular road safety schemes are and how many communities want to see traffic calmed in their villages, their towns, and their communities.”
Local police will now include the enforcement of the 20mph speed limits as part of routine activities.
Cllr Alex Beckett, also from the Liberal Democrats, added that it was “fantastic” to see this level of interest from local communities in introducing further speed limits.
Despite the recent push from the national Conservative government against traffic-calming measures, Conservative councillor Bill Hunt expressed support for the 20mph limits in certain places, especially in locations near schools and village or town centres.
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