Two new 20mph zones get go-ahead in Leicester

Leicester City Council has announced that two communities in Leicester will get 20mph zones covering residential streets after local support for the road safety schemes.

Due to be brought in at dozens of streets around Somerset Avenue in Beaumont Leys, and in the streets near Thurnby Lodge School, both schemes follow consultations with local residents to gauge their support for such road safety measures.

The first scheme will cost about £65,000, with detailed designs and the necessary legal orders to be complete by early 2020, and the scheme operational in March 2020. The second scheme follows 83 per cent of local people supporting a 20mph scheme and 66 per cent backing the installation of traffic calming measures, including a range of speed cushions and humps. The scheme is expected to cost about £63,000 and is also due to be in operation in March 2020.