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Warndon Parish • • • East side of Worcester City alongside M 5. Built in 1990 s Houses …. approx 4200. Population 12, 000+ Over 10% of City Population Facilities – 3 Churches – 1 Community Centre – 1 Supermarket – Doctors Surgery – Dentist Practice – 1 Junior School • Known locally as Warndon Villages !
Warndon Villages ? • Differentiate the area from old Warndon – Warndon is an ancient City area which borders us on the West Side of this Parish. Approx 1/3 of our size. • Layout of the area – Separate “villages” have own identities. • Lyppard XXXX, Harley XXXX, Berkeley XXXX • All WR 4 postcode – Five Main Feeder roads which are the exit/entry to the Villages. – Each “village” has it’s own entry / exit • In most cases this is just one road. – 4 areas have 2 entry/exit points – 17 have 1 entry/exit point • The area also has – A Business Estate – A Supermarket Site – Two shopping areas
Estate Roads vs Feeder Roads
Proposals for the Area • Introduce 20 mph speed limit in all “small estate roads”. – Signing needs should me minimal because of numbers of entry points – We understand that the police will not enforce these limits, but we would still appreciate your support ! • Feeder roads would be kept at the current speed limit of 30 mph. – Even so, our own VAS randomly positioned on these roads shows huge amounts people exceeding the speed limit each month and we request your help with this ?
Benefits of Lower Speed Limit • Better for children – safe streets where they can walk, cycle and play. Footpath/road intersections are of particular concern. • Better for older people and the disabled – quieter roads with slower traffic means it’s easier to keep your independence and mobility. • Better for pedestrians – safer, quieter, cleaner streets are nicer places to walk. • Better for cyclists – a network of safe residential roads means many more journeys become possible without the need for cycle lanes. • Better for motorists – slower speeds means less aggressive driving behaviour and fewer crashes.