Countywide 20mph Speed Limits – Phase 2 – Truro & Roseland CNA
Cornwall Council intends to implement a 20mph Speed Limit on most residential streets within Truro and surrounding villages, including The Roseland, namely Gerrans and Portscatho, Ruan Lanihorne, St Just in Roseland, and St Mawes (in most locations the existing speed limit is currently 30mph). These settlements, which are part of the Truro & Roseland Community Network Area, have previously expressed strong local support for this. 30mph buffers will also be implemented leading up to these, where deemed necessary. Please see additional documentation for further details of settlements affected and proposed extents. Street plans of the areas are shown below.
It is considered that implementing a reduced speed limit (20mph) on roads within these areas will make a major contribution towards improving road safety, especially for vulnerable road users, and traffic using these roads. This, in turn, will aid in the achievement of the Council’s ‘Vision Zero’ goal – working towards the prevention of all fatal and serious injuries on the county road network.
The imposition of 20mph speed limits in these locations, should also improve the amenity of these areas and assist in encouraging a transition towards individuals using active travel, particularly for local journeys, resulting in increased journey time reliability and healthier communities. Severance by traffic will also be reduced, facilitating a greater use of local community facilities and enabling more liveable streets. As well as encouraging more social interaction, this may also be beneficial to the local economy.
The wider roll-out of 20mph speed limits is also likely to reduce noise and air pollution, via the reduced need for motor vehicles to use harsh breaking and/or acceleration, providing additional positive health benefits for both visitors and residents alike.
To see which streets are covered by the proposed speed limits, plans showing the proposals can be viewed either online at www.cornwall.gov.uk/TrafficConsult or in person at New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY.
If you have any comments to make on the proposals, I would be grateful to receive these no later than 6th July 2023. To respond to this consultation, you can either:
- Use Cornwall Council’s Consultation finder, an on-line facility for viewing and responding to traffic consultations. This can be accessed by visiting cornwall.gov.uk/TrafficConsult. Once registered you will be able to submit responses to this and other current traffic consultations.
- E-mail Infrastructure Design on email@example.com, quoting the scheme name and reference, and indicating your support or objection to the proposals.
- Respond in writing using the Consultation Response Form here, indicating your support or objection to the proposals. Please return the form to the address shown at the foot of it.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of this scheme, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Annan Birkett – Engineer
Cormac Infrastructure (Regulatory)
Tel: 01872 327 250 firstname.lastname@example.org