Residents invited to have their say in speed limit consultation

Street sign showing 20 mph speed limit

New legislation by the Senedd means that from 17 September 2023, the national speed limit will fall from 30mph to 20mph on restricted roads in Wales.

The move aims to reduce road injuries, offer a safer environment to encourage cycling or walking, as well as lower noise pollution.

The council has identified some roads in Bridgend County Borough that may retain the existing 30mph speed limit. These roads will then be exceptions to the Welsh Government’s 20mph scheme.

Bridgend County Borough Council is looking to gather feedback for the roads that are proposed as exceptions. An online public engagement is currently underway, and you are invited to give your views.

 

Cllr John Spanswick, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “It is so important to gain the feedback from our local residents, to ensure that we continue to work together and in alignment with our communities.

“Restricted road speed limits can be a delicate issue for people, and we want to make sure that everyone has a chance to express how they feel.”

The public consultation is open for three weeks, closing on 24 April 2023.

 

In view of the number and size of the documents, including maps of exceptions, these will be available to view online, please visit: https://beinvolvedbridgend.uk.engagementhq.com/20mph-speed-limit-consultation-2

To find out more about the Welsh Government’s 20mph speed restriction scheme, visit the website; https://www.gov.wales/introducing-20mph-speed-limits-frequently-asked-questions