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Have your say on greener towns initiative

Published: 19 January 2023

A consultation on 20mph limits as part of a Greener Towns initiative for two Derbyshire towns is now open.

The Greener Towns initiative would mean a 20mph limit for Buxton and Long Eaton which could improve health and could encourage healthier and more sustainable modes of transport.

A lower safer speed, with fewer accelerations and decelerations could improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions, and could encourage more people to walk or cycle for shorter journeys.

Views are sought from people living and working in Buxton and Long Eaton. They are being asked if they think it would make a difference to the environment, their travel choices, road safety, air quality and their health and wellbeing.

Cabinet Member for Highways Assets and Transport, Councillor Kewal Singh Athwal, said:

“We would very much like to hear from people about this Greener Towns initiative.

“We think that a 20mph limit could improve health by improving air quality and hopefully get more people out of their cars and walk or cycle to make short local journeys, but would like to know what people think.”

The greener towns consultation is now open and will run until 13 April 2023.

There are also 4 public meetings organised for members of the public to come along and find out more. They are:

The Pump Room, Buxton

Monday 23 January and Tuesday 24 January – 10am until 4.30pm

Long Eaton Town Hall, Committee Room

Tuesday 31 January and Wednesday 1 February – 10am until 4.30pm

Following the consultation a further report will be prepared to look at the findings and whether or not to go ahead with a 20 mph limit in each town.