R4U has welcomed the recent decision by Essex Highways to install a permanent 20mph zone covering the centre of Saffron Walden.
In 2020, a 20mph zone was implemented in the centre of Saffron Walden as part of the national Covid-related measures to improve pedestrian access in Uttlesford. The zone was installed initially on a temporary basis, and then made more permanent towards the end of 2020. However, Government rules mean that Covid-related traffic measures have now ceased unless extended locally.
The temporary 20mph zone covered the area bounded by the High St, George St, Common Hill and Castle St; because it was implemented in a hurry, the signage was not particularly clear. The new, permanent 20mph zone has been extended to include East St and Audley Road, the roads between and also the side-roads off the High St including the Gibson Way/Abbey Lane area.
Cllr Gadd continued “Essex Highways are currently part way through the process of implementing the scheme, and so some signs have not yet been changed, and have been the subject of letters in the paper over the last few weeks. Once the scheme has been finished, if there are any signs which have been over-looked, please contact me at email@example.com.”
The new Saffron Walden permanent 20mph limits add to the existing ones on Castle and Museum Streets.