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Calls to Review A38 Speed Limits

January 30, 2021 7:06 PM

The Bromsgrove Lib Dems are calling on Worcestershire County Council to review the speed limit on the A38. The A38 in Bromsgrove runs very close to houses, past a first school and has inadequate crossing points, yet it has a speed limit ranging from 40mph to 60mph throughout. Josh and Siobhan A38

Cllr Siobhan Robinson who launched a petition along with local campaigner Joshua Robinson after being contacted by residents said, "We need to encourage more people to walk and cycle in our town to help cut congestion but how can we say this on one hand but also have the main road in our town reaching speeds of 60mph? Many residents have contacted me concerned about walking their children to school having to cross a road where cars are travelling so fast, I am concerned that if we do not reduce the speed limit those parents will get in their car or worse we will have an accident."

Local campaigner Joshua Robinson added, "In Lickey End the A38 runs extremely close to people's homes, with poor pavement and poor crossing points yet the speed limit is still 40mph. How does this encourage residents to walk and cycle?"

The petition can be found https://bromsgrovelibdems.org.uk/en/petition/reduce-speed-on-the-a38