Speed limit is dropped to 20mph in Plymouth road
TRAFFIC chiefs have imposed a 20mph speed limit in a street to help make cycling safer.
Plymouth City Council has ordered vehicles to slow down in Richmond Walk in Stonehouse.
Cllr Mark Coker, the cabinet member responsible for transport, has signed off a traffic regulation order reducing the 30mph speed limit.
Decision documents show the authority want to promote cycling and walking to promote links between different parts of the city.
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A report said Devonport and Stonehouse were divided from the rest of the city by busy roads, hills and military and private land not accessible to the public.
The council said that cycling in Plymouth has increased by a quarter since 2005.
The authority has spent £800,000 on cycling-related infrastructure, including a new cycle path through Stonehouse Creek close to Richmond Walk.
The council said that most residents supported the reduction in the speed limit during a consultation in May and June.
The authority said that because it is quiet, the low speed of traffic and its character, the road is suitable for an on-street path.
The Richmond Walk route forms part of the wider Connect2 network of cycling and walking routes.