New 20mph signs for Chichester ahead of limit change

  • 13 April 2013
  • From the section Sussex

New 20mph speed and road markings are being placed around Chichester in preparation for a change to the speed limit in the summer.

Every residential street, except A and B roads, will move to the new limit.

West Sussex County Council said it had approved the change to encourage walking and cycling.

The council's principal communities officer, Greg Ockwell, said "most people" felt safer in a 20mph limit and found it easier to cross the road.

A consultation on the change resulted in 75% of the 5,613 respondents supporting the plan.

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