Plymouth council reduce speed limits to improve cycling safety

Traffic chiefs have imposed a 20mph speed limit on a Plymouth road in an attempt to make cycling and walking safer.

The City’s Council has imposed the new lower speed limit down Richmond Walk in Stonehouse.

They say the reduction from 30mph to 20mph has been made to help promote cycling and walking between different parts of the city and to make it safer.

It is estimated that cycling in the city has increased by 25 per cent since 2005.

The council have spent over £800,000 on cycling-related infrastructure in recent years including a new cycle path through Stonehouse Creek to Richmond Walk.

The Authority confirmed that local residents welcomed the new speed limit during consultations in May and June.