A consultation has launched into the introduction of 20mph zones in the Pin Green and Bedwell areas of Stevenage.

Hertfordshire County Council says it wants to "make it easier and safer for people walking and cycling, and to improve safety for all road users by encouraging those who drive to adopt appropriate and safe speeds".

The Comet: The proposals affect 60 roads in Bedwell.The proposals affect 60 roads in Bedwell. (Image: Hertfordshire County Council)

The consultation, which runs until August 14, is part of a wider programme to introduce 20mph zones in suitable areas across Hertfordshire.

The council says a 10 per cent response rate to this initial public engagement must be reached, with the majority in support of the scheme, for it to move forward.


If the scheme is adopted, zone entry and terminal signs, as well as repeater signs throughout the area and 20mph road markings, will be installed.

The Comet: The proposals affect 18 roads in Pin Green.The proposals affect 18 roads in Pin Green. (Image: Hertfordshire County Council)

Physical traffic calming measures will also be installed in Homestead Moat, Elder Way, Wisden Road, Meredith Road, Webb Rise and Archer Road.

To have your say, complete a survey for Pin Green at surveys.hertfordshire.gov.uk/s/1GAGYC/ or for Bedwell at surveys.hertfordshire.gov.uk/s/AK50IL/. You can also send your comments to Community Highway Works Design Team, Postal Point CHN115, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 8DN. Quote Stevenage 1 for Pin Green and Stevenage 2 for Bedwell.