Lancashire Telegraph20mph speed limits set to be rolled out across Lancashire (From Lancashire Telegraph)

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  • "
    M Foster wrote:
    Off-topic but whilst on the subject of cars - whose mean idea was it to change the Sunday parking limits near Burnley centre to those of week days.
    What was wrong with the existing system - too big a fall in car parking revenues due to people shopping on Sunday to avoid council rip-off?
    I don't remember seeing any notification of this change (I may have missed it) but I will be visiting less.
    The same crazy thinking is applied to Nelson where I understand there is talk of charging to park. Does the council want to finally kill off what is left of town centre shops? Who wants to come to Nelson and pay for the privilage?
    They'd have to pay me an increasing amount of money to come to Belson. That's got to rank as being amongst the most disgraceful eye-sore of a town that exists on this sceptr'd Isle."
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20mph speed limits set to be rolled out across Lancashire

MORE 20mph speed limits are set to be introduced in the Lancashire County Council area by the end of the year.

And by the end of 2014, the restriction will be extended to cover all residential streets across the county.

It comes after county highway bosses deemed trials of the initiative in south-west Burnley last year have been successful.

New ‘gateway’ signs were installed for an area bordered by the M65, Rossendale Road Trafalgar Street and Manchester Road.

As a result of the pilot, the first wave of traffic orders for the countywide slowdown scheme is set to be introduced.

These will be in Knuzden, between the M65 and Blackburn boundary, including St Oswald's CE Primary, as well as a triangle in Helmshore, including the village's primary school between Grane Road, Holcombe Road and Helmshore Road.

And by the end of 2011, the programme will have been extended to incorporate the Waterside and Vivary Bridge areas of Colne.

County councillor Tim Ashton, highways cabinet member, said: “Our aim is for everyone in the county to understand the benefits that driving more slowly and safely in residential areas has for them, their family, and their neighbours – and, where necessary, to do their bit to influence others to reduce their speed.”

Highway chiefs have pledged that main commuter routes will not be affected by the scheme, which will be extended to cover stretches outside Lancashire schools.

Assistant Chief Constable Andy Rhodes, of Lancashire Police, said: “This is not about targeting motorists in general but working together to address concerns raised by residents and, where other tactics such as the introduction of signage and neighbourhood policing activity don’t tackle all of the issues, taking necessary enforcement action.”

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