Old Town councillors were pleased to support the call for more 20 mph zones around schools, playgrounds and other key areas. With so many local schools here in Old Town, anything we can do to make our streets safer and encourage walking and cycling is welcomed.
Councillor Amanda Morris said,
“East Sussex has one of the highest killed and seriously injured statistics in the country. Reducing speeds to 20mph near schools and in areas where there are more younger and vulnerable residents makes perfect sense.”
This mirrors the call by Liberal Democrats across the country to reduce speeds to improve safety. Although the most recent vote was supported by some Conservative councillors at the Borough Council, several of the same Conservative councillors voted against it at the County Council.
Councillor Jonathan Dow said,
“20mph as the maximum limit is the safe option for roads around our schools and elsewhere in Old Town. It’s time for County Hall to act to make our streets safer.”