Residents of Milton Keynes estate petition for 20mph speed limit


    A fast-growing group of Fishermead residents are campaigning for speed limits to be reduced to 20mph.

    Residents in Fishermead, a Milton Keynes estate, are campaigning for a 20mph speed limit to be introduced on the roads.

    David Hart, one of the campaign leaders and a resident of Fishermead for more than 30 years, said: “The design of the estate streets mean that in many places cars travel inches away from children on the pavement. 

    "Research shows that a 20mph speed limit would mean a sevenfold reduction in the change of serious injury compared to 30mph. We just need a majority of residents to sign the petition.”

    Tom Bulman, Community Organiser for a project to build the power of Fishermead Citizens, funded by MK Community Foundation, said: “On Saturday we visited more than a hundred houses and flats to gather signatures for the campaign. 

    "This week we’ll visit more and we’ll be outside the Co-Op on Saturday to get as many people signed up as possible. We hope this campaign will bring the community together to make a difference on Fishermead.”

    The petition needs to be submitted by 31st August in order to be accepted for consideration by MK Council this year. 

    You can find out more, or see the petition here.

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