PROPOSED NEW SPEED LIMIT – A660 OTLEY ROAD, ADEL

I have been in discussions with Highways Officers about reviewing the speed limit and I have now been advised by Highways as follows: 

“A660 Otley Road – Adel – existing speed limit is 40/60mph; proposed speed limit is 30/50 mph; traffic engineers believe a 50 mph limit along the rural section and 30mph through the built up area would be more achievable and acceptable. 

Speed surveys results in the area indicate 30/50 mph is acceptable to promote. 

Survey data to calculate average speed is as follows: 

Otley Road, Adel        
  Site 1 Site 2 Site 3 Site 4 Site 5
Northbound

43.3

45.7

45.3

29.1

35.1

Southbound

45.6

48.4

44.3

30.3

34

 Site 1 was roughly just before Golden Acre Park when approached from Bramhope, Site 2 just before Cocker Hill Farm, Site 3 was just after Manor Farm and before the current 40mph sign, Site 4 was roughly halfway between The Crescent and New Adel Lane, Site 5 was just at the entrance to Lawns Hall Close”

These proposals have been taken to the Council Highways Board for consideration. What are your views on these proposals?