A consultation on changing 10 Ramsgate roads to 20mph zones is being run by Kent County Council.
The roads that will be covered by the new speed limit if it is enacted:
ALBERT COURT, CHARLOTTE COURT, HARBOUR STREET and YORK STREET– For their entire length.
HARBOUR PARADE – From its junction with Military Road to its junction with Marine Esplanade.
HIGH STREET – From its junction with Harbour Street to its junction with Hardres Street.
KING STREET – From its junction with High Street to its junction with Broad Street.
MADERIA WALK – From its junction with Harbour Parade to its junction with Albion Place.
QUEEN STREET – From its junction with High Street to its junction with Leopold Street.
ROYAL PARADE – From its junction with Harbour Parade for a distance of 33 metres in a westerly direction.
KCC says the aim is to “avoid the danger to persons or other traffic using the road or any other road or for preventing the likelihood of any such danger arising
“ (and) for preserving or improving the amenities of the area through which the road runs.”
The consultation closes at noon on September 5.
Find it here
A petition has also been launched by Ramsgate resident Emma Lloyd asking for the 20mph limit to be made throughout the town centre following a fatal collision in Leopold Street on August 10 which killed two people and seriously injured a child.
She said: “I have been so saddened, shocked and angered by what happened last week, I felt the strong need to appeal to the authorities to introduce a 20-mph speed limit throughout the town centre.
“There is a clear case for slower speeds and better road safety measures in Ramsgate. We have many pedestrians, both residents and tourists, shopping and going about their business in the town, who currently do not feel safe on our streets.
“Over the last 12 months alone, there have been 17 separate serious road safety incidents in Ramsgate – 3 fatalities, 8 serious injuries, 7 slight injuries and 22 causing serious damage to shops, vehicles, etc. Something has definitely got to be done about this!
“I am asking KCC to work constructively with Thanet council, Ramsgate Town Council, the police and local residents to improve pedestrian safety in Ramsgate and make the town more friendly, safe and welcoming for pedestrians.
“Specifically, I am asking KCC to extend their proposed 20mph limits to the whole town centre, and to install pedestrian crossings on major danger spots.”
Find the petition here
*A public meeting to discuss the possibility of 20mph zones and other road safety measures in Ramsgate has been arranged by County Councillor Karen Constantine and will take place at Ramsgate’s Comfort Inn on September 9 from 7pm to 8.45pm.