Hertfordshire could see more 20mph zones introduced
More 20mph zones could be introduced after a council agreed on its approach to setting speed limits.
Hertfordshire County Council’s cabinet has agreed on a new Speed Management Strategy, which will be used by the council’s highways team to assess which roads would benefit from a different speed limit.
The strategy, which the council consulted on over the summer, will support the roll-out of more 20mph areas across the county.
The strategy includes a framework for setting speed limits so that they are more consistently applied across the road network, reflecting the design of the road and the way it is used.
It also provides guidelines on the measures (such as traffic calming, signing and technology) that can be used to help reinforce those limits.
Phil Bibby, Cabinet Member for Highways and Environment, said: “We want Hertfordshire’s roads to be safe for all road users, and making sure we have the right speed limits in the right places is an important part of that. We want people to feel safe walking and cycling, and to make sure that residential areas and town centres feel like safe and pleasant places to be.
“This new Speed Management Strategy will mean we can make clear and sensible decisions on where speed limits need to change, and where we could potentially introduce 20mph zones with local support.”
The Speed Management Strategy supports the county council’s Local Transport Plan as well as the Sustainable Hertfordshire Strategy.