Calls for 20mph limit in Gosforth
Last updated at 11:33, Thursday, 27 September 2012
A 20MPH speed limit through Gosforth looks set to receive the green light.
Concerns have been raised about the “high levels of fast-moving traffic’’ through the village which was putting road users at “risk’’.
County councillors are asked to agree a recommendation which, subject to no formal objections being received, would result in a 20mph limit being introduced.
Traffic is heavy outside Gosforth’s paper shop and bakery with vehicles parking on both sides of the road, particularly during the morning and lunchtime periods.
In a report presented to Copeland’s Local Committee tomorrow, county councillors will be told “the suggested introduction of the 20mph speed limit would aim to keep speeds at an appropriate level in this particularly sensitive area’’.
Dave Polehill, clerk to Gosforth Parish Council, said the parish had been campaigning for the speed limit in the village for several years.
“There are very few pavements and narrow roads in Gosforth so we were concerned for the pedestrians. We would welcome the introduction of the 20mph speed limit.’’
The report concludes: “The key objective of the speed limit is not only to reduce speed but to also provide an improved quality of life for the local community and visitors to Gosforth.’’
SAFETY at Moresby Parks could be enhanced by a one-way system, traffic officers have stated.
However, a high number of objections to the idea have been raised following a consultation. Cumbria Highways is to report back to county councillors at Copeland Local Committee in November to see how to proceed.
In a report to the committee, councillors were told a traffic engineer had also been working to help resolve parking concerns at North Row, Kells.
Cumbria Highways has arranged to speak to households individually whilst seeking advice from the police to see how they have dealt with similar concerns in other areas.
The report also noted Cumbria Highways has started to investigate enhancements to the existing chicane system at Main Street, Distington.
Work is also expected to start on formalising parking on North Road, Egremont.
First published at 11:05, Thursday, 27 September 2012
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk
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Lorry equals stock for the shop and bakery which equals local businesses for the community. It is a single yellow line outside the village shop so does allow unloading. Perhaps instead of one large lorry the businesses could ask for 10 smaller lorries!!!
But do the shop owners really want you to stop parking outside their shop? As you say, people are too lazy....they may simply not bother using the shops if they have to park in the carpark and walk over (god forbid if it is raining).
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