Councillors to discuss plan for 20mph speed limit on junction in Lichfield

Councillors are set to discuss a plan to introduce a 20mph speed limit on a stretch of road in Lichfield.

The roundabout linking Stowe Road, Partridge Croft, St Chads Road and Stowe Street. Pic: Google Streetview

The roundabout linking Stowe Road, Partridge Croft, St Chads Road and Stowe Street. Pic: Google Streetview

The proposal would see vehicles travelling slower on the roundabout connecting Stowe Road, St Chads Road, Partridge Croft and Stowe Street.

The limit will be discussed at a meeting of Lichfield City Council on Thursday (April 7).

Cllr David Dundas, Conservative representative for Chadsmead ward, has put forward the speed limit reduction.

A report to the planning committee meeting said: “At present the limit is 30mph and traffic entering from Stowe Road at this speed or more usually exits into Stowe Street at the same speed into a sharp left hand blind bend. A few metres on, quite a lot of traffic joins Stowe Street from St Michael’s Road.

“During school term time there is a lollipop-controlled pedestrian crossing near the St Michael’s Road junction.”

If councillors back the proposals for a 20mph limit, the plan would be sent forward to Staffordshire County Council for a final decision.

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2 Comments

  1. Darryl

    5th April, 2016 at 8:40 am

    “The proposal would see vehicles travelling slower on the roundabout connecting Stowe Road, St Chads Road, Partridge Croft and Stowe Street.”

    Really? Because we have a 30mph limit on Birmingham Road in Shenstone and people roundly ignore it.

    Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a reduction in speed limits on urban roads but it is an empty gesture without enforcement.

  2. Thornton

    6th April, 2016 at 9:31 am

    If Stowe/Partridge is a school crossing area then the double flashing amber lights may be enough. I frequently drive around the island there and can’t remember the last time there was another car on the road. As modt ofvthat area is 20mph anyway it seems a natural improvement.

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