Introduction

This speed reduction proposal for Comberton integrates findings from a speed survey and a resident survey, as well as discussions with Comberton Parish Council, the Police, and Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highways Services. This proposal is in line with county and national policy, some speed limits cannot be changed because they are considered appropriate to the road.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could fill in the following short survey to register your own views on the matter.

There are a number of benefits to slower traffic speeds, some of which are outlined below in the notes from the Department of Transport. 20 mph limits have already been introduced in some of our neighboring villages.

Thank you very much for taking part in this survey.

Notes from the Department of Transport Circular 01/2013: Setting Local Speed Limits

"Traffic authorities are asked to keep their speed limits under review with changing circumstances, and to consider the introduction of more 20 mph limits and zones, over time, in urban areas and built-up village streets that are primarily residential, to ensure greater safety for pedestrians and cyclists"

Here are "some wider transport and cross-government priorities, which those responsible for setting local speed limits should bear in mind:

- The Department for Transport’s vision is for a transport system that is an engine for economic growth but one that is also greener and safer and improves quality of life in our communities.
- We also want our roads to become safer, less congested and less polluted.
- We want to encourage sustainable local travel and economic growth by making public transport and cycling and walking more attractive and effective, promoting lower carbon transport and tackling local road congestion.
- We want to contribute to wider public health and safety outcomes by contributing to a reduction in road casualties."

* 1. The map below presents proposed changes to speed limits within Comberton and on approach roads to Comberton. The core of the village is shown at 20 mph and the approaches to the village are either 40 mph or 50 mph. Please indicate your view on the proposals.

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* 2. Do you have any comments on this plan?

* 3. Where do you live?

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