20mph signs start to go up in Bristol
Council hopes road users will get used to new speed limit ahead of pilot scheme introduction in May
Bristol is getting set to introduce its first 20mph zones with signs and road markings alerting road users to the new speed limits starting to be put into place in the UK’s first Cycling City.
Jack.fm reports that Bristol City Council hopes that motorists will adapt to the new speed limits, which are being piloted in Southville, Windmill Hill and parts of Bedminster, prior to their formal introduction on 19th May. A second pilot scheme in east Bristol, including Easton and Montpelier, will follow later in the year.
The reduced speed limits are aimed at prompting people to switch to walking or cycling for short journeys, reduce accidents, cut vehicle emissions and benefit the environment, and the scheme, which falls under the Cycling City initiative, has been drawn up in partnership with Active Bristol.