Decision Maker: Executive Board
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Approval of a programme to complete all remaining residential 20 mph zones and speed limits across Leeds, in line with ambitions previously outlined in reports to the Executive and Scrutiny Boards.
Approval to incur expenditure of £500,000 to complete approximately 90 remaining 20 mph speed limits in residential areas across Leeds, to be funded with £350,000 from the Local Transport Plan and £150,000 from the Council’s annual budget.
The Director of City Development submitted a report which detailed proposals for the final stage of completing a long standing programme of establishing 20mph zones and speed limits in residential areas across Leeds.
The Board discussed the methods and levels of associated enforcement of residential speed limits and 20mph zones. The comments made were acknowledged, with it being highlighted that the comprehensive roll out of such measures were aimed at promoting a long term change in people’s driving habits.
Members also discussed the criteria used to identify 20mph zones and also the use of other traffic calming measures, and with regard to the types of measures used, it was noted that the Council followed Government guidance on such matters.
(a) That the progress made regarding the establishment of 20mph speed limits and zones in suitable residential areas of Leeds, be noted;
(b) That the proposals for the completion of schemes at all remaining identified sites for residential 20mph zones and speed limit programmes in Leeds, be approved;
(c) That approval be given to incur expenditure of £500,000 to complete approximately 90 remaining 20mph speed limits in residential areas across Leeds, to be fully funded from the West Yorkshire Local Transport Plan grant;
(d) That the City Solicitor be instructed to advertise draft speed limit orders as necessary for the completion of this programme, and if no objections are received, to make and seal the orders as advertised;
(e) That the following be noted:-
(i) Construction of the scheme is programmed to commence in the spring of 2018 for completion by summer 2019; and
(ii) That the Chief Officer Highways & Transportation will be responsible for the implementation of such matters.
Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;
Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Briefings and reports
All elected Ward Members
West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Ambulance Service
West Yorkshire Fire Service
West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Contact: Nicholas Hunt, Highways Officer 0113 378 7487 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report author: Nicholas Hunt
Publication date: 27/03/2018
Date of decision: 21/03/2018
Decided at meeting: 21/03/2018 - Executive Board
Effective from: 04/04/2018