Plans for a 20mph zone in Chipping Sodbury go public
10:47am Friday 6th June 2014 in News By Alexandra Womack, senior reporter covering Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell, Rangeworthy, Wickwar, Hawkesbury, Iron Acton, Coalpit Heath and Old Sodbury
A PUBLIC exhibition on traffic calming, including proposals for a 20mph limit through Chipping Sodbury, takes place in the town next week.
Sodbury Town Council has organised the exhibition, at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall Charter Suite on Monday, June 9 (2-8pm).
It will detail potential traffic calming measures such as a 20mph zone through High Street and Broad Street a well as double yellow lines and sleeping policemen.
Mayor of the town, Cllr Wendy Whittle, said: “We are conducting a traffic calming survey and as part of that will hold this public exhibition.
“There are a number of proposals including a 20mph limit on all roads leading on to the High Street and on Hounds Road up to St John’s Mead Primary School.
“There could also be double yellow lines in various places and we are also looking at sleeping policemen as a way of slowing traffic down.”
She added: “I am not necessarily in agreement with all the measures but we do need a way forward.
“If any of these measures stops a child getting killed or anyone being injured it will be a good thing.”
Cllr Whittle said some traffic improvements were needed at the junction of Wickwar Road with High Street and Broad Street and she wanted to see a stop line installed at the junction of Hounds Road with Broad Street.
“I really would encourage anyone who has an opinion on traffic in Chipping Sodbury to come along and have their say,” she said.
The exhibition is being run by consultancy firm CH2MHill and follows several years of debate over traffic issues in Chipping Sodbury.
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