Leeds City Council has had a long standing ambition to improve both safety and quality of life on its residential streets by reducing traffic speeds using 20mph zones and speed limits in residential areas and around schools.
Lower speed limits in such areas have significant safety benefits as the number and severity of injury collisions are reduced and lower vehicle speeds can help to encourage more walking and cycling. Lower speed limits can also help create an environment where residents feel more comfortable and which is more appropriate for residential streets.
Since 20mph limits and zones were first approved in 1990 the council has introduced many of these schemes, largely around schools, shops, markets, playgrounds and housing areas.
In 2018 /19 around 90 individual residential and school areas will have the new lower 20mph speed limits introduced. This will complete the council’s 20mph programme and mean that the majority of local and residential streets in Leeds will have a 20mph speed limit.
You can find information on areas already covered by 20mph limits, the areas to be included in the 18/19 plan, in the
related documents section of this page. The current proposals being advertised via notices on site are shown on the individual plans.
If you have any comments or objections to the proposals please contact the Leeds City Council Legal Development team.
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