A Low Traffic Neighbourhood was put in place on Beech Grove, Harrogate, on 18th February 2021 for a trial period of 6 months, with a view to it being made permanent.
There are filters at Lancaster Road and Beech Grove, represented by the green boxes on the map. The filters are planters on the outside and retractable bollards (to allow access for residents, visitors, rubbish collection, emergency vehicles and taxis).
The car parking spaces on Beech Grove are not affected and remain in place.
Why We Support Beech Grove LTN
Beech Grove LTN provides a safer route into the town centre, linking up the future Otley Road cycleway with Victoria Avenue and Station Parade.
As well as providing a safe bike route, Beech Grove LTN:
- creates a more pleasant walking route into town, allowing people to walk in the road to socially distance
- creates a space for children to use scooters, and for e-scooters and mobility scooters
- makes Beech Grove easier to cross between West Park Stray and Lancaster Road
- makes West Park Stray a little more peaceful and enjoyable, as traffic will be reduced on one of the three sides
- makes the street nicer for residents
Read more about why we support Beech Grove LTN in Why Do We Need A Modal Filter On Beech Grove?
15 or 20mph Speed Limit
The latest Cycle Infrastructure Design Guidance says (paragraph 7.1.1) that the upper limit for inclusive cycling – conditions in which most people, especially with younger children, will feel comfortable cycling on the road – are 2,500 vehicles per day and 20mph.
We would therefore like the speed limit on Beech Grove to be reduced to 20mph or lower.
Consultation is to take place during the 6 month trial of the scheme. The details are set out on North Yorkshire’s website.
Comments are to be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 14th August 2021. Your comments could be as simple as:
Dear Area 6,
Support for Beech Grove LTN
I support the Beech Grove LTN, which will provide a safer bike route into the town centre, and create a more pleasant park street for residents and people walking there.
I would like a speed limit of 20mph or lower.
Best Regardssuggested email in support of beech grove ltn
Of course, if you wish to send more detailed comments to Area 6, so much the better.