CAMPAIGNERS for a 20mph speed limit in Chichester are urging people to make their voices known after voting letters were sent out by the county council earlier than anticipated.
The 20’s Plenty group is encouraging people to vote to introduce the speed limit in Chichester after a public consultation was launched by the county council.
The group also wants to clear up any confusion as letters about the consultation were sent out to residents four weeks early.
The consultation is now live until September 24. Responses can be returned by filling in the form that all households in Chichester will now have received.
You can email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the online form at the county council’s website at www.westsussex.gov.uk and follow the links for the 20mph vote.
Alternatively, you can write to Chichester TRO Team, Northleigh, County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1QT.
All people can participate in the vote, including children and non-residents of Chichester. People should only vote once.
Repeat submissions will be discounted.
The 20’s Plenty group has highlighted key reasons as to why it thinks the speed limit should be introduced. It said the limit will make it safer for children to walk and cycle, for the elderly and disabled and for pedestrians.
The group said cyclists will benefit from a 20mph limit because it would create a network of safe residential roads.
It also said a lower maximum speed would lead to fewer accidents and said any increases in journey times would be minimal.