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RESIDENTIAL STREETS SET FOR 20MPH LIMIT

November 30, 2008 3:10 AM

The South Heaton Focus Team has welcomed the Lib Dem-run council's decision to extend 20mph zones across all residential streets across Newcastle.

The two-year programme delivers on another Lib Dem manifesto commitment for the city.

Following evaluation, it has now been agreed that all predominantly residential roads should be included - although major local roads and bus super-routes, such as Chillingham Road, will remain at 30mph.

Councillor Greg Stone, Parliamentary spokesman for Newcastle East, says: "This is good news for residential areas like Cochrane Park and St Gabriels and we hope drivers will respect the new limits.

"Evidence shows 20mph limits have a huge effect in increasing safety and reducing deaths and serious injuries on our roads."