Views sought on introducing 20mph limits to Abingdon and Didcot

People are being asked for their views on plans to bring in 20mph speed limits to two Oxfordshire towns.

Oxfordshire County Council wants to make residential areas safer and more attractive places to walk and cycle. To enable this, 20mph speed restrictions are being used to help promote alternative modes of transport for local travel.

Consultations are currently taking place into plans for Abingdon and the Ladygrove area of Didcot. The council is seeking the views of residents, businesses, commuters, and visitors before the decisions are made.

The Abingdon proposals involve replacing the majority of existing 30mph speed limits on the main residential roads – those bounded by the ring road and those south of the River Ock – with 20mph limits. Additionally, the existing 40mph speed limits on the ring road would be reduced to 30mph.

Full details, and the chance to have your say, are available on Let’s Talk Oxfordshire until Friday 30 September.

The Didcot proposals are to bring in 20mph speed limits throughout the Ladygrove area – those roads lying north and east of the railway line – to replace existing 30mph limits.

New roads within the Willowbrook Park development north of the A4130 accessed via Franklin Gardens will also be included, along with both Copse View and Oakend Lea. The remaining roads in Didcot south of the railway line would be unaffected.

For more details, or to make your comments before 30 September, visit Let’s Talk Oxfordshire.

The proposals have been put forward following road safety concerns raised by both town councils. The aim is to improve road safety for all users and reduce the county’s carbon footprint.

Further details about how the council is making it easier for communities to request 20mph limits can be found on Oxfordshire County Council’s website.

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