Support for lower Porthleven speed limits

Support for lower Porthleven speed limits

Support for lower Porthleven speed limits

Support for lower Porthleven speed limits

First published in Helston

A proposal to reduce speed limits in parts of Porthleven has been supported by town councillors.

Cornwall Council is suggesting a reduction to 40mph along the B3304 at Methleigh Bottoms and the Porthleven to Helston road, with a reduction to 30mph on Beacon Road.

Town councillor Andy Wallis, who is also the port’s Cornwall councillor, said: “It is something we have been working for a little while. Hopefully the town council will support me and I can get it implemented – especially the Stopgate one, which is an important one.”

He described this section of road into Porthleven – at Methleigh Bottoms – as being fast, with drivers tending to stick towards the higher end of the national speed limit.

With regards to the other road in Porthleven, from Helston, he said if a person was driving safely it was hard to reach speeds above 40mph anyway. Finally, the 30mph limit at Beacon Road would be just an extension of the speed limit already on part of that road, to include a number of houses.

Mr Wallis said: “The feedback has been very positive so far.”

Mayor Mark Berryman proposed that the council support the plans “in the strongest possible terms”, which members agreed.

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7:22pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

I think it is the right decision to reduce the speed limits, however, how well it will be enforced is another matter, I am frequently overtaken in the existing thirty limit along by Methleigh Bottoms particularly in the summer months. If and when they change the speed limits I suggest they paint the speed limits on the road as I strongly believe people pay more attention to signs painted on the road than metal signs on posts by the side of the road.
I think it is the right decision to reduce the speed limits, however, how well it will be enforced is another matter, I am frequently overtaken in the existing thirty limit along by Methleigh Bottoms particularly in the summer months. If and when they change the speed limits I suggest they paint the speed limits on the road as I strongly believe people pay more attention to signs painted on the road than metal signs on posts by the side of the road. Gill Zella Martin 09
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10:51am Thu 20 Dec 12

meerkats says...

A good idea ,but think speed cameras are the only true deterrent ,drivers take more notice of them. many roads have speed signs but are just ignored. as drivers know they wont get caught ,unless of course the Police happen to be around.
A good idea ,but think speed cameras are the only true deterrent ,drivers take more notice of them. many roads have speed signs but are just ignored. as drivers know they wont get caught ,unless of course the Police happen to be around. meerkats
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