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POSITIVE REACTION TO SPEED RESTRICTION PLANS T


he proposed 20 mph zone in the village has been given a big thumbs up according to the


Leader of the Parish Council. Councillor Sara Bedford has told My Abbots


News that she has received more than 250 responses from residents with around 95 per cent saying they‘re in favour of speed restrictions. The proposal to install the zone has been put


forward by Hertfordshire Highways and would cover the area between the Langley Road junction and The Crescent junction by the library. Councillor Bedford said: ―I send out a regular


newsletter via email to more than 1,200 homes in Abbots Langley and in it I asked for feedback from residents about the proposals. ―The vast majority of people I‘ve heard back


from are in favour of this being introduced. One thing people don‘t want to see is speed humps. A roundabout has been suggested to slow the flow of traffic down but the problem with that is finding the space to build it. ―The main goal of introducing a 20 mph zone would be to make people in the village feel safer.‖


Cllr Bedford added that many of those against


the idea used the same argument. She said: ―People who do not want the zone introduced have said that the money would be better spent elsewhere on things like fixing the potholes. The thing people need to realise is the money for the zone wouldn‘t come from the same budget as for things like road maintenance. ―Introducing a 20 mph zone would mean it


takes approximately a minute less to drive through the village. It‘s a small price to pay for people‘s safety.‖ Village resident Graham Ferguson is against


the zone. He said: ―The constant stream of safety issues the Parish Council raise in the village makes me wonder how unsafe it really is.‖ Have your say: What do you think about the proposal? Email jerry@mynewsmag.co.uk


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