SOUTHEND Councol says the proposals for 20mph pilot areas follow detailed talks with ward councillors.

Vehicle speed surveys were also carried out in the Thorpe, Leigh and West Leigh wards which identified a high percentage of vehicles speeding in these areas.

The council said it believed reducing speed limits to 20mph in residential streets will have positive impacts, including increased safety for residents, and reducing vehicle emissions.

The roads included in the pilot scheme across Southend are:

Thorpe ward:

  • Area bounded by Thorpe Hall Avenue,
  • Thorpe Bay Gardens,
  • Maplin Way and Station Road
  • Shaftesbury Avenue
  • Kensington Avenue and Northumberland Crescent
  • Burges Road
  • Colbert Avenue
  • Wyatts Drive

As there is underlying historical issue of speeding on these roads, it is felt that only physical measures will have an impact on reducing speeding, so a range of measures will be introduced including raised tables, speed humps, speed cushions and kerb line buildouts.

Leigh wards:

  • Salisbury Road
  • Southsea Avenue (north and south of Glendale Gardens)
  • Lymington Avenue (north and south of Glendale Gardens)
  • Leighville Grove
  • Grange Road