A CONSULTATION to reduce the speed limit on Goodman Park to 20mph has been launched following road safety fears.

On Slough Borough Council’s website, residents can express their views on lowering the speed limit from its current 30mph to address ‘road safety concerns in the Central ward’ after issues were raised to ward councillors.

Officers undertook a traffic survey to check the existing speed and accident data gathered and they found the average speed on Goodman Park was less than 20mph, with three recorded collisions between 2016 and 2018.

The scheme sets out to improve access to local shops and community areas as well as ‘improve the perception of road safety in the area for road users’.

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If passed, the scheme will install traffic calming measures, including 20mph zone signage at entry points into the area and speed limit roundel markings on the carriageway to remind drivers of the speed limit, to reinforce the change.

Slough Borough Council states on their website: “Lower traffic speeds would enhance and promote sustainable forms of transport in the area, supporting a more attractive environment for walking and cycling.”

They added: “The scheme has a number of positive aims as detailed above. However, we know the changes will have an impact on the road network, and there will be some disruption during the works. We want to know how residents and other local people feel about it.”

Residents have until Friday, November 20, to make their views on the proposed scheme.

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You can fill out the survey form here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3SJS83R

Locals can also email Transport for Slough here: TfS@slough.gov.uk or write to: Transport for Slough, Slough Borough Council, Observatory House, 25 Windsor Road Slough, Berks, SL1 2EL.