A322 Guildford Road, Bisley and West End - Proposed 30mph speed limit

Closes 17 Apr 2024

Opened 20 Mar 2024

Overview

Thank you for your interest in our 30mph speed proposals on Guildford Road, Bisley and West End. 

The legislation we must follow before introducing this scheme means that we need to allow objections and comments from the public to be considered before a final decision is reached about whether or not to go ahead with our preferred scheme in its current form.

The proposal:

Residents and the Divisional Member have raised concerns about vehicle speeds, road safety, and the appropriateness of the existing 40mph speed limit along the A322 Guildford Road through Bisley and West End.

In response to the concerns raised, a speed limit assessment has been completed in accordance with Surrey County Council’s Setting Local Speed Limits policy. As part of this process, speed surveys were carried out at various locations in each of the roads.

The findings of the assessment indicate the proposed reduction in speed limit from 40mph to 30mph over the section of the A322 shown on the attached plans is appropriate, and Surrey Police has confirmed it has no objections to the proposal.

21 personal injury collisions occurred in the 3 years between 1 May 2020 and 30 April 2023 over the section of the A322 Guildford where the 30mph speed limit is proposed.

The proposed reduction in speed limit will help improve road safety and will ensure that the roads are subject to speed limits that are appropriate and consistent with Surrey County Council’s Setting Local Speed Limits Policy.

As indicated on the attached plan and public notice, the proposals also include a reduction in speed limit from 40mph to 30mph over short lengths of the C12 Limecroft Road and the D31 Queens Road. This is for the following reasons:

• to avoid a short length of Limecroft Road being left subject to a 40mph, which would be inconsistent with the adjacent lengths of road and potentially confusing for drivers.

• so the start of the 30mph speed limit in Queens Road is located a sufficient distance from its junction with the A322 Guildford Road to ensure the 30mph signs are clearly visible to motorists

If you would like to object, support, or comment on the proposal, please use the Online Survey linked at the bottom of the page, or alternatively, write to:

Lucy Monie – Director – Highways & Transport, Hazel House, Merrow Lane, Guildford, Surrey GU4 7BQ

by 17th April 2024

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