New 20mph speed limit ready to roll in Hebden Bridge

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A new 20mph speed limit will be in force in Hebden Bridge as part of the Love our Streets campaign from tomorrow (Friday).

Love our Streets aims to help make our streets safe for everyone who lives and travels in Calderdale.

A total of 111 streets in Hebden Bridge will have a 20mph speed limit from Friday, launching alongside areas of Luddendenfoot, Pecket Well, Heptonstall, Old Town, Hebden Royd and Midgley.

Hebden Bridge will join 11 other areas of Calderdale where 20mph speed limits have already been introduced. The rollout will continue in four further phases and will be complete by the end of 2017.

Councillor Tim Swift, leader of Calderdale Council, said: “20mph is about everyone having the right to travel safely wherever they live and however they travel. We’re encouraging everyone to get involved in the chat on our Facebook page Love Our Streets.

“The lower, safer speed limit in Hebden Bridge and the surrounding areas will help create more pleasant communities for us all to enjoy, and also aims to reduce the number and seriousness of collisions.”

For more information about the Love our Streets campaign, visit 20mph.livingcalderdale.co.uk/