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Freedom of Information Request

Speed limits on roads in Barnet

Received: 2 July 2019

There is a 20mph zone on Mays Lane in Barnet. This has been in place since I moved into a property on Mays Lane in 2007. The property itself is outside of the 20mph zone, however, I use the 20mph section of Mays Lane regularly.

This 20mph zone has been in place between the junctions with Chesterfield Road and Vale Drive (approximately).

Over the past few weeks there have been roadworks to widen some parts of Mays Lane within this 20mph zone.

To mark the eastern end of the 20mph zone, there are signs near Vale Drive. Heading west, a sign indicates the beginning of the 20mph zone. Heading east, there is a sign indicating the end of the 20mph zone.

Sometime in June 2019, I have seen new signs near Milton Avenue. Heading west, a sign indicates the beginning of the 20mph zone. Heading east, there is a sign indicating the end of the 20mph zone. It seems that the 20mph zone is being shortened following the widening of Mays Lane near these junctions.

However, the signs near Vale Drive are also still present. This makes it ambiguous as to where the eastern end of the 20mph zone boundary is and could be confusing for road users.

Please send me details of the dates on which the 20mph zone on Mays Lane between Chesterfield Road and Vale Drive is operational and also the dates on which the new 20mph zone on Mays Lane takes effect.

I am requesting this information in the interests of road safety. I would also request that the road signs marking the boundaries of the 20mph zone are placed such that there is no ambiguity about where the 20mph zone boundaries begin and end.

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