As part of the Council’s emergency measures to facilitate social distancing and safe access to local retail facilities, a temporary 20 mile per hour speed limit will be introduced along Knowle High Street from Thursday 9 July 2020.
The reduction in speed limit, and appropriate warning signs, will help to create a safer environment for people visiting the retail and commercial facilities in Knowle.
Solihull’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways, Cllr Ken Hawkins, said: “Lowering the speed limit to 20 mph sends a clear message to motorists about the need to slow down and drive safely through the village centre.
“We also hope this temporary measure will encourage more people to continue cycling and walking when shopping or going to work in Knowle. Travelling by bike or by foot brings huge health benefits and improves air quality for everyone. I would encourage anyone who can to try cycling or walking more.”
This scheme is part of a package of measures being implemented across Solihull, funded by the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund. The impact of the scheme will be monitored and is due to be reviewed on 1 September 2020 at the Environment and Highways Cabinet meeting.
A range of measures have been introduced over the last few weeks, further information on which can be found here:https://www.solihull.gov.uk/news/ArtMID/820/ArticleID/2962/Council-implements-temporary-emergency-road-restrictions
To give your views on these measures please visit - https://solihullactivetravel.commonplace.is/