Second 20 is Plenty area set for approval in Birmingham

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Proposals for the second area to receive widespread 20mph speed limits in Birmingham are due before the city council’s Cabinet on January 19.

The second initial 20 is Plenty project, covering  Washwood Heath and Bordesley Green wards and parts of Hodge Hill, Nechells and South Yardley is one of three initial schemes being developed by the council as part of the effort to improve road safety.

The “inner-east” proposal will cover approximately 90 per cent of roads, with exemptions for main A/B classified roads and main bus routes, except where there are places with a high footfall including local shopping areas and schools.

The area was chosen as one of the first three to trial the reduced speeds on the basis it covers wards which have some of the highest accident rates on residential roads.