Moss Side “20mph Speed Limit Community Forum” , Weds 14th August #Manchester

20mph Speed Limit Community Forum

Wednesday 14 August 2013
2pm – 4pm
Moss Side Leisure Centre
Moss Lane East (behind Asda Hulme)

Manchester City Council has stated its intent to introduce a 20mph speed limit to residential streets across Manchester: we see this as an important move towards a more pleasant and safer environment for residents and visitors. Road safety will improve as a result of reduced traffic speeds, as well as creating a safer and healthier environment for pedestrians and cyclists.

We believe that community involvement is key in making sure that the scheme is a success, and would like to invite residents groups, community organisations and interested individuals to attend a 20mph Speed Limit Community Forum. The event will include an informal “round robin” discussion forum with input from the Police, the Fire Service, Public Health and other partner organisations. The information we gain from the forum will guide our next steps and ensure that residents’ comments and concerns are addressed.

There will also be more information about the new 20mph Community Grants to enable communities to spread the news by holding small events or activities to help promote the benefits of 20mph areas. Grants of up to £200 will be made available for activities like street games sessions, cycle training, walking groups or any other ideas that promote the benefits of safer, quieter streets. If you would like to discuss your ideas or find out more, please come along.

Although we expect most interest to be from people within the three pilot areas, residents from across Manchester will be welcome to attend the forum, but places are limited. To secure your place at the event please contact Dianne or Kippax on 0161 274 6422 or e-mail  community.engagement@manchester.gov.uk by Monday 12 August.

Further information and directions will be sent out upon booking.

If you haven’t received an e-mail containing the Community Information Pack – with details of the pilot areas, maps, fact sheet and answers to questions raised – please let me know and I will send you a copy.

Regards
Dianne

Dianne Sakalas
Campaigns and Education Lead
Customer and Community Engagement
Neighbourhood Services

Telephone (external) 0161 274 6425
Telephone (internal) 816 6425
Mobile 07795604056

Email : d.sakalas@manchester.gov.uk
www.manchester.gov.uk

Postal address : PO Box 532, Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, M60 2LA

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1 Response to Moss Side “20mph Speed Limit Community Forum” , Weds 14th August #Manchester

  1. Whilst, as a pedestrian and cyclist, I agree with 20 mph limits in residential areas. Once again we have something that is being imposed on communities without any real community consultation. So the phrase, “We believe that community involvement is key in making sure that the scheme is a success”, comes across a very hollow. That there are right, without community involvement, it will not work.

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