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27th Sep, 2021

Bromsgrove Lib Dems call for speed review on the A38

Tristan Harris 4th Feb, 2021 Updated: 4th Feb, 2021

A PETITION has been launched to reduce the speed limit on the A38 in Bromsgrove.

The list has been started by the town’s Liberal Democrats are calling on Worcestershire County Council to review the 40mph and 60mph limit.

They say it runs very close to houses, past a first school and ‘inadequate crossing points’.

Coun Siobhan Robinson, who started the petition with 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.”

Mr 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?”

Click here for more on the petition and to sign it.

A Worcestershire County Council spokesperson said: “All petitions that are submitted to us are considered and are responded to appropriately.”

What do you think?

  •  WHAT do you think about the speed limit on the A38? Should it be reduced or is it fine the way it is? Email your views to editor@bromsgrovestandard.co.uk

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