Anglesea Road Area, Ipswich – Proposed 20mph Speed Limit

Our consultation about the 20mph speed limit in Anglesea Road, Ipswich.

This consultation has now closed.

As a result of positive feedback from the consultation that we recently carried out with residents of the Anglesea Road area, the proposals are now being formally advertised.

Please see the link to the plan (PDF, 698KB), Statement of Reasons (Word, 17KB) and official Notice (PDF, 38KB) giving details.

Why do we need a 20mph limit?

In recent years there have been a number of accidents and concerns raised by residents about the speed of vehicles in the Anglesea Road area of Ipswich.

The records of accidents reported to the police for this area in the last 5 years show there have been 1 serious and 10 slight injury accidents.

County Councillors Sarah Adams and Inga Lockington have requested that the feasibility of introducing a 20mph speed limit in the residential roads around Anglesea Road be investigated.

This consultation is intended to seek the views of residents before taking this proposal any further.

You can see the extent of the speed limits by viewing the maps in the consultation booklet (PDF, 558KB).

What are the benefits of a 20mph speed limit?

There are 2 types of 20mph speed limit:

  • 20mph Zone which requires traffic calming features (e.g. speed humps, chicanes etc.)
  • 20mph 'signed only' limit, which simply requires signage at each point of entry into the area and at regular intervals

Our new 20mph 'signed only' speed limit policy requires 2 of the following to be met:

  • Current mean speeds are at or below 24mph
  • There is a depth of residential development with pedestrian and cyclist movements within the area
  • There is a record of injury accidents (based on police accident data) within the last 5 years 

Research shows that on urban roads with low average traffic speeds, any 1mph reduction in average speed can reduce the collision frequency by around 6%.

Introducing a 20mph speed limit could reduce the risk of further accidents.

Other important community benefits of a 20mph scheme are:

  • Improved quality of life for residents
  • Slower traffic, which encourages more walking and cycling
  • Improvement to the local environment by saving fuel and reducing pollution

Contact

If you have any questions about this proposal you can do so by:

  • emailing: heather.miller@suffolk.gov.uk
  • writing to: Heather Miller, Suffolk Legal, Suffolk County Council, Constantine House, 5 Constantine Road, Ipswich, IP1 2DH