20 is Plenty
Posted on 14th August 2021 at 12:56
Following local concern, Kennington Community Council has been working with Kent County Council to develop a 20mph scheme to resolve speeding issues and rat running for the Bybrook area. We would like to share the proposed scheme with you, and we want to hear your views.
The proposal is for a 20mph scheme across the whole Bockhanger and Bybrook area, bounded by A28, Canterbury Road, Faversham Road and Lower Vicarage Road.
The area covered by the proposed 20mph zone is quite large, as there are many adjoining roads which it makes sense to include. By covering this whole area, speed limit signs are kept to a minimum.
Kent County Council have carried out speed surveys to make sure these roads are suitable to be included in the scheme.
The raised table proposed at the existing zebra crossing on Bybrook Road (near Belmont Road) should help to keep speeds below 20mph at the point where there is a relatively high number of people crossing the road, near to the play park, shops and school.
The proposed cycle lane will improve cycling facilities for the area, and offer an alternative to Canterbury Road and Faversham Road. It has the effect of narrowing the feel of the road, which should help to keep traffic within a 20mph speed limit.
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