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20mph Goes Live

The 20mph zone for the East area will come into effect today, Friday 27th March 2015.

The signs where the speed limit changes from 30 to 20mph will be uncovered and the new speed limits will then apply.

This zone covers those parts of St George that are not already covered by earlier schemes as well as parts of Easton and Lawrence Hill, Eastville, Hillfields & Frome Vale. More details on the roll out of 20mph zones across Bristol can be seen at bristol20mph.co.uk.

The map below shows the area covered in this zone. Adjacent areas within the city already have new limits in place.

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Download map as pdf file. This map shows new speed limits for the area, but is for illustrative purposes only.

20mph Implementation

The 20mph zone for the East area will come into effect on Friday 27th March 2015.

This zone covers those parts of St George that are not already covered by earlier schemes as well as parts of Easton and Lawrence Hill, Eastville, Hillfields & Frome Vale. More details on the roll out of 20mph zones across Bristol can be seen at bristol20mph.co.uk.

The map below shows the area covered in this zone which is the sixth to be implemented. Adjacent areas within the city already have new limits in place. The speed limits will be legally enforceable in the new zone from 27th March when the Speed Limit Order (SLO) becomes operative.

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Download map as pdf file. This map shows new speed limits for the area, but is for illustrative purposes only.

The orange lines on the map are the roads that will remain 30 mph and the red lines are those that will remain 40 mph and are excluded from the project. All the roads that are blue will be 20 mph. The green lines on the map are those roads that will be 20 mph, but may require some form of white lining or signing treatment such as the removal of the central line or marked 20 mph roundels in the carriageway.

In preparation for the implementation date the small ‘repeater’ signs are now being fixed in place on roads across St George. Nearer to the implementation date the larger speed limit signs will be installed where the speed limit changes and roundels will be marked on some roads.

The implementation follows the formal consultation on the Speed Limit Order that was held from 2 October to 24 October 2014 and informal consultation in 2013. As a result of the comments made during the formal consultation the proposal was changed slightly to include the junction of Crews Hole Road and Fireclay Road with Blackswarth Road within the 20mph restriction (this is shown on the above map).

20mph Formal Consultation

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The formal consultation for the proposed rollout of the 20mph East area runs from Thursday 2nd until Friday 24th October 2014.

This consultation forms part of the Speed Limit Order (SLO) for the East area (parts of Easton and Lawrence Hill, Eastville, Hillfields, Frome Vale, St George West and East wards).

This follows informal consultation on the proposals which started in November last year. Changes suggested during the informal consultation have been incorporated in the latest proposal.

Details of the proposal are contained in the draft order, which together with plans, copies of the orders to be varied and revoked, and a Statement of the Council’s Reasons for proposing to make the order may be inspected at the Reception Desk at City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR, between 10.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Monday to Friday from Thursday 2nd until Friday 24th October.

During the period of the consultation, the draft order, plans and a Statement of Reasons will also available to view on the City Council website at www.bristol.gov.uk/trafficorders. In addition, the draft order, plans and Statement of Reasons will be available to be inspected at: Fishponds Library, Robinson House, Hockeys Lane, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 3HL, Hillfields Library, Summerleaze, Hillfields, Bristol, BS16 4HL, Junction 3 Library, Baptist Mills, Easton, Bristol, BS5 0FJ and St George Library, Church Road, St George, Bristol, BS5 8AL, during normal opening hours.

Comments on the proposals, together with the grounds on which they are made, must be sent in writing to TRO Comments at the undermentioned address or by e-mail to tro.comments@bristol.gov.uk quoting reference CAE/NMT/P-915 by Friday 24th October 2014. Please include your name and address and note that all representations received may be considered in public by the City Council and that the substance of any representation together with the name and address of the person making it could become available for public inspection.

The Council’s 20mph website also has a map of the draft proposals for St George which can also be seen below. All roads coloured blue or green will be 20mph. Orange is 30mph and red is 40mph (the St Philip’s Causeway, spine road which is also in the area for this zone).

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Proposed Speed Limits for East Area (pdf version).

20mph Latest

The 20mph zone over the river in Brislington & Knowle goes live today (11 July 2014) the area of St George not already covered by the earlier scheme will follow in the Autumn.

The Council’s 20mph website has now been updated with a new clearer map of the draft proposals for St George which can also be seen below. All roads coloured blue or green will be 20mph. Orange is 30mph and red is 40mph (the St Philip’s Causeway, spine road which is also in the area for this zone).

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Proposed Speed Limits for East Area (pdf version)

The next stage is for a formal consultation on the necessary traffic regulation order (TRO) which will start in the next few weeks, we will publish the details via our facebook and twitter feeds when they are available.

Traffic Schemes Update June 14

30-20-signAt the Traffic & Transport sub-group meeting last night we were given at update on the various traffic schemes planned for St George.

Crews Hole Road Speed Humps
As reported previously there was no objection to the Traffic Order for this work during the formal consultation in April. This work is due to be completed by the end of the summer. Crews Hole Road will need to be closed for three or four days while the humps are constructed.
Drawing showing current proposals

Beaufort Road Experimental One-Way Scheme
This is now planned to be implemented in the Autumn after the completion of the speed humps in Crews Hole Rd. More traffic counts are to be completed. This is to ensure that there are adequate records of traffic flows before the scheme is implemented so that the impacts of the scheme can be propoerly measured. Notices about the scheme will be put in place four weeks before work starts.
Drawing showing the current proposals

Troopers Hill Road Traffic Calming
This scheme is being funded by a grant form the Local Sustainable Transport Fund. Design work on theis scheme will start shortly.

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A map showing the latest proposals for this scheme can be seen on the Council’s website. There will be a formal consultation on the scheme in August and implementation is now due in October or November.

Plummers Hill Traffic Calming
Money was allocated to this scheme at the Neighbourhood Partnership meeting in March. Speed checks and traffic counts will now be carried out and accident data reviewed prior to design work.

Speed Watch – your opportunity to help your community

Inappropriate speed of traffic is a real concern of many people living in St George and this is an issue that is frequently raised at St George Neighbourhood Fora.  Addressing traffic and transport issues is one of the St George Neighbourhood Partnership’s 5 priorities

Local people can now take effective action against speeding, with the support of Avon and Somerset Police and Bristol City Council.  Community Speed Watch involves local people being trained to carry out speed checks from locations they have identified, had agreed and risk assessed by police officers.  Details of speeding vehicles are forwarded to the police and a warning letter is sent to the motorist.  Equipment is loaned by Bristol City Council to Speedwatch volunteers.  The commitment needed from the volunteers is that the equipment is used at least once a week for an hour on different days and at different times in agreed locations.

Ideally 3 people are needed on a Speed Watch session. One to use a clicker to count all vehicles and use the speed gun, another to act as observer and the final person to note the vehicle registration an other details, but 2 people can do the job.  The more people you have in a team, the workload is made lighter.  One person in the team is needed to act as co-ordinator, holding the equipment, returning paperwork to the police and attending meetings with other co-ordinators from time to time.

Two people from St George have already received training.  They have a particular interest in the Crews Hole area.  If you are interested in joining them or covering other parts of St George please contact  PC  Brett Worthington of  Avon & Somerset Constabulary on telephone number 101 or email him on Brett.Worthington@avonandsomerset.police.uk

There are currently places available on two training courses:
Wednesday 30th April        7pm – 8.30pm
Monday 12th May              7pm – 8.30pm
More training dates will be published soon.

Link to further information from Avon & Somerset Police on Community Speed Watch

30mph and 20mph sign

20mph Update

The informal consultation period for the roll out of the 20mph zone in most of St George closed on 2nd December 2013.

Most of St George is in phase 4 (of 6) in the city wide roll out of 20mph zones and is due to be implemented in Sept/Oct 2014. Areas to be implemented before St George are:
Phase 1 includes Redland, Clifton, Bishopston – January 2014
Phase 2 includes most of Brislington & Knowle – Spring 2014
Phase 3 includes Stoke Bishop, Henleaze & Lockleaze – Aug/Sept 2014

The draft proposal for St George that was published for comment on 4th November can be seen on the Council’s 20mph website here

At the St George Partnership meeting on Tuesday (10th Dec) a revised plan was distributed that shows the likely changes from the 4th November version to take account of the comments received during the consultation.

You can see the revised plan below, click on the link below the image for a pdf version. The proposals are that all roads will be 20mph except those shown in red. Roads in green will be 20mph but these are roads where the Council considers that further works are needed to ensure that the 20mph limit will be respected.

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Revised 20mph Proposal for NP Meeting 10th December 2013

There will be a formal consultation on the final proposals (which may still be changed slightly from the above) before they are implemented next year.

More information and plans for other areas of Bristol can be seen at www.bristol20mph.co.uk

20mph Roll Out

20mphA draft proposal for the introduction of the 20mph zone in most of St George is available to view on the Council’s website (published on Monday 4th November 2013).

The proposals show which roads would be become 20mph and which would remain at 30mph. They can be seen at the link below:

www.bristol20mph.co.uk/how/eastville-frome-vale-hillfields-st-george-fishponds

You can comment on the proposals by:

Email: 20mph@bristol.gov.uk

Write to: 20 mph (HW/BH), FREEPOST (BS6529), Bristol City Council, Bristol, BS1 5BR

The remaining areas (in St George West) are already within the 20mph zone previously introduced in October 2010.

St George Traffic Issues

Traffic & Transport seem to be the big issues in St George at the moment. There are two schemes due to be implemented next year which will be the subject of consultation and discussion over the next few months – the roll out of the 20mph zone and the traffic scheme for Crews Hole and Beaufort Roads. In addition issues relating to speeding and car parking are often raised at the Neighbourhood Forum.

The St George webteam will try to keep you up to date on the latest developments on this website, facebook and twitter. We use tags so that you can find stories relating to specific issues on the website so click on the links in our ‘tag cloud’ or use  the following links for the latest posts:

www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/tag/20mph

www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/tag/crews-hole

If you would like to discuss traffic and transport issues in more detail then come along to our Traffic & Transport Sub-Group meetings. Details about the sub-group and a link to the notes of the last meeting can be found here: www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/subgroups/trafficandtransport

As with all sub-groups the meeting dates and venues can be found at www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/meetings

For information and to comment on the proposed 20mph roll out, don’t forget that there is a drop-in session at St George Library this Saturday (28th Sept) 10am-4pm.

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Find out more about the 20mph rollout

As well the chance to hear more about the 20mph rollout at the next St George Neighbourhood Forum www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/forum-meeting-20th-august/ there will also be displays in local libraries.

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