Canal Lane 20mph Zone

We are proposing to reduce the existing speed limit along a section of Canal Lane around Outwood Primary Academy Lofthouse Gate from 30mph to 20mph through the introduction of a new 20mph Zone.

The proposed 20mph Zone runs from a point adjacent to No. 28 Canal Lane through to a point adjacent to No. 60 Canal Lane for a distance of 316 metres. It is also intended that the full lengths of Canal Court and Woolford Way and 42 metres of Baker Lane will also be included within the 20mph Zone.

In a recent traffic survey along Canal Lane, the average speeds were found to be 23.9mph in the eastbound direction and 23.3mph in the westbound direction. In the past five years, there has been one slight personal injury accident along the length of Canal Lane included within the proposed 20mph Zone.

The intention of the 20mph Zone is to reduce vehicular speeds before the school in all directions with a view to improving road safety and improving the amenity of the area through which the road runs.

The extent of the proposed 20mph Zone is shown on the plan.

Businesses and residents in the area around Canal Lane are invited to have their say on the proposals by completing our survey by 31 January, ahead of a more formal consultation later in the year.

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