Plans to impose a 20mph speed limit on roads in Margate will go out to consultation this week.
Kent County Council plans to bring in the limit on New Street, New Cross Street, Mansion Street, Fort Road, Alkali Row and Cobbs Place following a request earlier this year from county councillor Barry Lewis.
Cllr Lewis has been campaigning for the lower limit in New Street particularly since being elected last year.
The road, which runs between Hawley Street and the High Street, is often used as a rat run and residents say there have been several near-miss accidents.
Some surrounding roads, including the High Street, already have a 20mph limit.
Cllr Lewis said: “There is no pavement on that road and the rest of the area does have a 20mph limit. New Street has been used as a rat run so this speed limit will hopefully improve the quality of life for the shop owners in the street and their customers.
“The road has always been dangerous for pedestrians so the speed limit should negate further problems. I am delighted my suggestion has been taken up by Kent County Council.”
Cllr Lewis said the consultation will open on October 5, and will be advertised on KCC’s website, and will run until October 29.