Lower Speed Limits on Aylesbury Roads

15 April 2010, 06:00

Residents and road users are being asked to comment on proposed changes to speed limits which are being considered by transport for Buckinghamshire for the eastern part of Aylesbury Vale.

It comes after parish councils or local people requested limits, often in communities to be lowered in order to improve safety to quality of life for residents.

These communities involve:

Burcott, Broughton, Cheddington, Edlesborough, Horton, Ivinghoe, Ivinghoe Aston, Ledburn, Marsworth, Mentmore, Northall, Pitstone, Slapton and Wingrave where a mixture of 30 or 40 mph limits have been suggested.

The few main roads involved are:

  • The A4146, around Northall and Edlesborough (new 30 and 40 mph limits)
  • The A4146 and B489 approaches to the Travellers Rest/Pine Trees crossroads (double roundabout) (40 mph limit)
  • The B488

For more information and detailed maps and reasons for these proposed limits can be seen at the following:

  • Dunstable Library, Vernon Place, Dunstable, LU5 4HA
  • Ivinghoe Library, Town Hall, Ivinghoe, LU7 9EL
  • Leighton Buzzard Library, Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1RX
  • Wing Library, Village Hall, Leighton Road, Wing, Bucks, LU7 0NN

Or you can get more information online at http://wwwbuckscc.gov.uk/bcc/transport/area_13.page?

John Stevens is the Head of Transport at Transport for Buckinghamshire. He's been telling Heart:

"Through this consultation we are giving people the opportunity to influence what the future speed limits will be on roads within these areas. I urge them to look at the maps and explanations of the proposals and then let us know whether or not they support the suggested limits. For those with internet access, this can all be done online by visiting www.buckscc.gov.uk/haveyoursay."