Speed Limits Slashed to 20mph Outside More Swansea Schools
SPEED limits around 11 Swansea schools will be slashed to 20mph in November, in an effort to make the roads safer for children.
Work has already been completed by Swansea Council to install signage in the streets, with the new restrictions to make drivers hit the brakes being enforced next month.
The plan caused a flurry of debate when it was first mooted in August, with some drivers questioning whether the restrictions should be in place 24 hours a day and on weekends too, as planned.
But Swansea Council says the initiative, which benefits from an investment of £200,000 and is part of a three-year programme to expand the number of 20mph limits across the city, is sound.
June Burtonshaw, the Council’s cabinet member for place, said: “These measures will help reduce the speed of traffic in communities and make the local environment safer for hundreds of schoolchildren.”
One community set to be affected is Sandfields, where the limit in every street will be cut.
Other schools to be affected are Craig-Cefn-Parc and Morriston Primary Schools, Morriston Comprehensive, Cwmrhydyceirw and Glyncollen Primary Schools, Portmead and Blaenymaes Primaries, Townhill Community School, Christchurch Church in Wales and St Thomas Community Primaries.
In Swansea there are already 31 schools with 20mph sign-posted limits and 16 with designated 20mph zones and traffic-calming measures.