Liverpool's 20 Effect

We  have been undertaking a programme to make all identified residential roads in Liverpool 20mph to improve road safety and help to increase residents cycling and walking. There are some roads that are not included in the scheme, including A- and B-roads, roads that are not appropriate and roads that are already 20mph with traffic calming.

As part of Liverpool's 20 Effect scheme we are asking you, the residents, if you wish to have the speed limit on your road reduced from 30mph to 20mph. If you agree to this then we will legally reduce the speed limit and install signs along and at the end of your road, where appropriate.

There will be no traffic calming (road humps or 'sleeping policemen') as part of this scheme.

When will this happen?

The proposed timescales are below. Liverpool has been divided into seven areas based on the major road network, e.g. Queens Drive and Smithdown Road. You can view a plan here.

Timescales for 20mph speed limits
Area Consultation Legal order Signage implementation
6 2012 2012 2012/13
7 2012 2013 2013/14
1 2012/13 2013 2014
2 2013 2013 2014
5 2014 2014 2015
4 2014 2015 2015*
3 2015* 2015* 2015/16*

* Approximate date

Which area is my road in?

As part of the informal consultation we'll send letters to residents on an area by area basis to ask them if they would like their road to become 20mph. In this letter we have included which area your road is in.

If you would like more information on which area your road is in, please email roadsafetyengineering@liverpool.gov.uk and a member of the Road Safety Team will get back to you.

Consultation

Each area will be consulted in the order in the table above. A letter and questionnaire will be sent out to all the houses on the roads we are proposing to make 20mph in that area. You can also login and give us your views online using your unique identification number and PIN number given to you in the letter.

An update on each specific area can be found below:

Area 6 - The resident consultation has now been completed, the legal order has been sealed and the signs have now been erected on lamp columns and posts.

Area 7 - The informal resident consultation is now complete, the legal order has been sealed and the signs have now been erected on lamp columns and posts.

Area 1 - The resident consultation has now been completed, the legal order has been sealed and the signs have now been erected on lamp columns and posts.

Area 2 - The resident consultation has now been completed, the legal order has been sealed and the signs have now been erected on lamp columns and posts.

Area 5 - The resident consultation has now been completed, the legal order has been sealed and the signs have now been erected on lamp columns and posts.

Area 4 - The resident consultation has now been completed and the legal order has been advertised.  Once the legal order is sealed we will be able to start implementing the signage.

Area 3 - The residents in Area 3 will be receiving their consultation letters during the summer of 2015.

 

Community events

Our communications and engagement team are arranging lots of community activities and are delivering our message about the benefits of 20mph speed limits in the areas where the residents have been consulted and where signage has been erected. To see what they have been doing please visit the 20 effect website

Once the area has had all the signs erected then we undertake Roadside Education projects at a number of locations with Merseyside Police. The project delivers an educational message to drivers to raise their awareness of the new speed limits in the area.

What will the 20mph signage look like in my street?

There are already a lot of 20mph signs in our city that look like this:

These are put at the end of roads where there is traffic calming in the roads. This new scheme will have a slightly different sign to show that there is no traffic calming in the roads but the speed limit is 20mph and will look like this:

This scheme is part funded by Liverpool Public Health.