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Thursday, 21 August 2014

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Petition for Workington 20mph speed limit

A 550-name petition asking the county council to cut the speed limit on one of Workington’s busiest roads will be presented on Monday.

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CROSS ROADS: Moorclose Residents Group members, from left, Coun Denis Robertson, Mary Jobling, Elaine Hewitt, Coun Stephen Stoddart, and Russel Harrison

Moorclose Residents Group is behind the petition for a cut from 30mph to 20mph on Newlands Lane South and new traffic lights at the pelican crossing near Moorclose shops.

The move comes as 33 councils across the country are implementing 20mph limits in residential streets as part of the 20’s Plenty for Us campaign. The aim is to make 20mph the default limit across the country for residential areas.

Moorclose residents claimed that speeding drivers had turned the pelican crossing into a hazard for schoolchildren, the elderly, mums with prams and the disabled.

The petition will be referred to the county council’s Allerdale Local Committee.

Have your say

The powers that be did all sorts of stupid things in the Ewanrigg estate, with the idea of stopping accidents, there been more of them since, and total caous at juntions because of this, now they all getting took out. It did not work.

As for cars parked on the road, If folk used their minds, it will be seen that 2 cars parked on a road, will reduce the width of the road, meaning pedestrians will have less distance to cross the road,
there by making it safer to cross, also cars parked, auto maticly slow other cars down, its not rocket science to see this.

But a good job creating solution for the so called safety brigade, why not get unemployed folk to walk in front of all cars, waving a red flag, and shouting Danger, car approaching.

Roads are for cars, pavements are for folk.
If kids and folk run out infront of cars and get hit, then its their fault for not looking. Not the fault of a driver doing 30 mph

Posted by Markus on 15 February 2013 at 09:59

the problem is most of the estates and access roads where built many years ago when there was a lot less cars on the roads, therefore less cars parked on the side of the road, you could see easily and get passed a park car, got to laugh at yeomans comment "sat nap" lol

Posted by albert on 11 February 2013 at 12:20

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