Saturday, 15 June 2013

Wylam Road Safety Campaign

I am supporting local campaigners calling for a 20mph zone to be put in place on the main road through Wylam village. A petition supporting the move has already gathered over 600 names in the village.

There is clearly a very strong case to reduce the speed limit down to 20mph on this stretch of road through the village. Wylam is an fantastic village, but as a keen cyclist myself I know how quickly some cars can travel thought the village.
 
The solution to prevent further accidents is very simple: the speed limit should be reduced from the often flouted 30mph limit down to 20mph for this part of the road. The County Council have the power to make that change and it would cost very little to implement. There is no need for any grand scheme simply to put in place a speed limit which is the approach for the area, which in this case many villagers have made clear is 20mph.
This change would not be costly but would make the village a much safer place for children and elderly residents as well as cyclists and pedestrians in general.