Is 20 Plenty for Crowborough?
Crowborough City Council will next week discuss lowering speed limits across Crowborough.
A proposal presented to the environment committee would ask East Sussex County Council, as the road authority, to reduce all speed limits within the city limits to 20 miles per hour (mph), at the exception of the A26 (which they want to be 30mph within the city limits).
Last year the council commissioned speed surveys for Rannoch Road, the A26 from Mill Lane to Sheep Plain and Hadlow Down Road by Jarvis Brook School, and in February they agreed to advance the studies feasibility for the three locations.
In July, although city councilors supported the reduction of speed limits in principle, concerns were raised that the reduction would apply everywhere, particularly on the A roads. As the issue was seen as complex, they formed a working group to study the issue.
Plenty campaign supporters of the 1920s argue that there would be fewer casualties and serious deaths on the roads, that air quality would improve and that lower speed limits would encourage people to walk and to cycle more frequently. Other nearby towns have adopted the policy, including Lewes, Tunbridge Wells and Uckfield.
The Environment Commission meets on Tuesday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the premises of the Town Hall of Pine Grove. The meeting is open to members of the public, who may ask questions at the start of the meeting.