27 Solihull roads could see new 20mph speed limits implemented
A total of 27 roads surrounding a school in Solihull could see their speed limits cut to 20mph.
Solihull Council is consulting on plans for new traffic orders affecting roads in the vicinity of Olton Primary School.
The 27 roads were identified as “priority locations” for heightened parking restrictions, reduced speed limits plus total driving bans in two streets during peak school times.
It follows road safety concerns raised from the local community after the amalgamation of Chapel Fields and Daylesford Primary Schools to form Olton Primary.
The order is designed to regulate on-street parking, improve visibility and control vehicle speeds in the area.
The consultation documents read: “The roads subject to the proposed order were identified as a priority location for the 2020/21 works programme through the council’s established Traffic Regulation Order Framework.
“The framework is used to prioritise requests for new and amended parking restrictions within the borough.
“In addition to a number of new and amended parking restrictions, it is proposed to introduce 20mph speed limits in close proximity to the school and a prohibition of driving on Kents Close and on Lyndon Road (fronting numbers 155 to 165), applicable at school times and introduced as an expansion of the council’s existing School Streets offering.
“The Traffic Regulation Orders are proposed in response to concerns from the local community and aim to regulate on-street parking, help to facilitate the free passage of traffic, aid visibility and discouraging obstructive parking, aid traffic flows and control vehicle speeds.
“The package of traffic management measures is deemed appropriate following the amalgamation of two local schools into one site.”
The proposed 20mph speed limits would be in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
A number of roads are also earmarked for a ban on vehicles waiting there at any time, while some would only see waiting restrictions during school pick-up and drop-off times.
The consultation runs until Thursday, December 23. Click here to view the documents in full.