Advisory speed zones were ‘poor use’ of £1m

The leader of Cheshire East Council has said that a £1m investment in advisory speed zones around schools was “not a good use of money”, and has urged ward councillors to fight for mandatory limits.
Labour Coun Sam Corcoran criticised Cheshire East’s three-year trial of advisory speed zones in the vicinity of 160 schools, which began in 2015 and cost “nearly a million pounds”. 
He said the money could have been spent on implementing mandatory speed zones, rather than the advisory ones that only caused a marginal change in speeds.
Cheshire East still has “no plans” to install blanket mandatory speed zones near schools, but Coun Corcoran has issued advice to ward councillors.

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