Parish Council vice-chairman Richard Andrews reports on the recent 20mph consultation: the verdict is clear.
Thank you to the 29 individuals and 2 business owners who responded to or survey. Special thanks to Eynsham Cellars who conducted an in-store poll with 25 customers for 20mph and 7 against.
Most responses were very positive about 20mph. Safety of walking and cycling were the prime concerns. Problem roads mentioned were mainly entry / exit roads to the village while Acre End, Merton Close and Queen Street were also mentioned.
Problems cited for a 20mph limit were difficulty of enforcement and drivers distracted by checking their speed rather than looking out for pedestrians while driving; others thought it a waste of money as there hadn’t been any problem yet.
Given better than four to one support for the proposal, the Parish Council will be looking at implementation; the next step will be to do some design work and find out how much it will cost.