20mph speed limit introduced in Illingworth and Ovenden

20 mph zone in Midgley.
20 mph zone in Midgley.

Illingworth and Ovenden are the latest areas to have a 20mph speed limit introduced on residential streets as part of Calderdale Council’s Love our Streets campaign rollout.

By 2017 residential streets across Calderdale will be 20mph, and from tomorrow (Friday), the limit will be in place in Illingworth and Ovenden.

The council has been launching the new speed limit since Love our Streets started in April 2015.

Councillor Faisal Shoukat, Calderdale Council’s cabinet member for public health and inequalities, said: “I’m pleased that more of our local streets will soon be getting the 20mph speed limit.

“This is an important way to help make our streets safe, reduce collisions, enable people to live healthier lifestyles by walking or cycling more in areas of slower moving traffic, and to help create more pleasant communities for everyone to enjoy.”

The next phases of the 20mph rollout are Brighouse and Rastrick in February 2017 and Northowram, Hipperholme, Lightcliffe, Shelf and Norwood Green in May 2017.