After councilors agree, a 20mph speed limit will be placed in the middle of a Lake District village. At a meeting of the county council’s local committee for South Lakeland, the rules for Staveley were approved by a vote.
Stan Collins, a county councilor in Staveley, said, “There are a lot of people walking around the village, and a few drivers do go too fast.”
“Most people are already going at a safe speed. Only a few people don’t think public safety is that important.
A 20mph speed limit will apply to:
- The whole length of Scroggs Close, Silver Street, The Green, Back Lane, Crag View, School Lane, Brow Lane, the road that leads to the houses behind the Old Vicarage, Main Street, and the access road to the houses behind the Old Vicarage.
- Gowan Terrace, Fairfield Close, The Banks, Gowan Crescent, Station Road, and Beck Nook.
Parts of Kentmere Road, Windermere Road, Kendal Road, and Crook Road.
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Cllr Collins said that the speed limits weren’t as strict as he and the rest of the parish council had wanted. “But you have to do a lot of work on the road if you want to put more in,” he said.
“I’ve been pushing for this since about four or five years ago when it became clear that it was a good idea.” Cllr. Collins said the coronavirus pandemic had taken longer to put the 20mph limit in place.
There will also be restrictions on parking. Some Staveley residents will be exempt from Main Street’s one-hour and 30-minute waiting limits.
“I think that they [the parking restrictions] should stop people from coming and parking on Main Street all day and then going for a walk, catching the train, and other things like that,” said Cllr Collins. “One time, someone parked one of those big Winnebagos right in front of the post office.
“We’ve had a lot of other times when people from outside the village had to come to the village to do some shopping.” On December 19, the parking and speed limits will go into effect.
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