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Countywide 20mph Speed Limits - Phase 3 Cornwall Gateway (Infra23-213-CG)
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Start:May 15, 2024
End:Jun 7, 2024
Results Published:Sep 30, 2024  
Subject: Roads transport and parking
Consultation Reference Number :2272
Scheme Reference Number:Infra23-213-CG

Consultation Summary

Cornwall Council intends to implement a 20mph Speed Limit on most residential streets in the settlements within the Cornwall Gateway Community Network Area. These settlements have previously expressed strong local support for this. Buffer zones will also be implemented leading up to these, where deemed necessary. Please see additional documentation for further details of proposed extents.


It is considered that implementing a reduced speed limit (20mph) on roads within these areas will make a major contribution towards improving road safety, especially for vulnerable road users, and traffic using these roads. This, in turn, will aid in the achievement of the Council’s ‘Vision Zero’ goal – working towards the prevention of all fatal and serious injuries on the county road network.
The imposition of 20mph speed limits in these locations, should also improve the amenity of these areas and assist in encouraging a transition towards individuals using active travel, particularly for local journeys, resulting in increased journey time reliability and healthier communities. Severance by traffic will also be reduced, facilitating a greater use of local community facilities and enabling more liveable streets. As well as encouraging more social interaction, this may also be beneficial to the local economy.

Scheme Objectives

The wider roll-out of 20mph speed limits is also likely to reduce noise and air pollution, via the reduced need for motor vehicles to use harsh breaking and/or acceleration, providing additional positive health benefits for both visitors and residents alike.


Further Details:

Consultation Method: email, post
Department: Environment Planning and Economy

Contact Information:

CORMAC Solutions
Phone: 01872 327250


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