Consultation opens on phase two of 20mph speed limits

Residents living in areas earmarked for the second phase of the introduction of 20mph speed limits are being invited to have their say on the proposals.

The consultation for the next set of areas where it is planned to reduce speed limits is now live and people are urged to take a look and complete the survey to let the council know what they think.

Consultation on phase 2 of the scheme is being carried out between 28 June and 23 August with staggered start and end dates.

The areas covered under this phase – and the dates when consultation opens and closes – is published on the consultation website,  (and listed below).

The survey can be completed through a ‘hub’ on the site and there is also a map showing all the areas identified for 20mph speed limits over the next few years, as well as answers to some of the most asked questions about the scheme.

People can also use the hub to find out about how they can become a ‘20mph Champion’ providing practical support for reduced speed limits in their local area, either through the Safer Roads Watch scheme – where volunteers take an active role in improving safety in their community – or by displaying one of a range of campaign materials that are available.

These include wheelie bin stickers, car stickers and posters. There is a form on the web page –  – where people can ask for those materials.

Cllr Liz Grey, Chair of the Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee for Wirral Council, said, “Everyone has a role to play in improving safety on our roads – through the choices you make as a motorist and the opportunities to walk or cycle more often – this consultation is a chance for you to tell us how you feel about the speed limits and comment on the introduction of them in your local area.

“I’d encourage residents to access all of the resources on the new dedicated hub including ways that you can become a champion of 20mph speed limits and help support the council and its partners to help lower speeds and increase safety on Wirral’s roads.

“We can all get involved to see the necessary changes we need in our communities – whether that’s by joining one of our Safer Roads Watch volunteer groups or displaying your support through a car sticker, poster or wheelie bin sticker.”

Roll out of the first phase of new 20mph speed limits is ongoing, with roads across 15 areas getting new signage and road markings ahead of the speed limits becoming enforceable. Roads in Lower Heswall, Port Sunlight, and West Kirby have been completed.

All areas earmarked for slower speed limits are routes that are predominantly residential or stretches of road that pass by shopping areas, past schools or near hospitals, with the primary aim to slow traffic down in busier areas, making roads safer and healthier places for local people and all road users.

Merseyside Police are responsible for enforcing speed limits across the Liverpool City Region.

The list of areas being consulted on during phase 2:

AreaWards AffectedStart of consultation periodEnd of consultation period
50Hoylake & Meols28/06/202301/07/2023
Greasby, Frankby & Irby
Pensby & Thingwall
11Birkenhead & Tranmere28/06/202301/07/2023
34Leasowe & Moreton East
Bidston & St James
36Moreton West
Saughall Massie
31Bidston & St James05/07/202302/08/2023
35Moreton West
Saughall Massie
30Bidston & St James
10Birkenhead & Tranmere
1New Brighton
Birkenhead & Tranmere
Bidston & St James
Rock Ferry

Image: WBC

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