Anger at Bristol's 20mph zones

Conservative councillors have attempted and failed to halt the roll-out of 20mph zones across Bristol, which they claim are being ignored.

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Calls to halt Bristol's 20mph scheme thwarted by Mayor

Conservative councillors hoped to halt the roll-out of the 20mph scheme in Bristol Credit: ITV News

A move to halt the roll-out of Bristol's 20mph speed restrictions has been thwarted.

Conservative councillors claim the limits are being ignored by motorists and are making some roads more dangerous. At a meeting of full council they proposed a motion asking Bristol Mayor George Ferguson to give Neighbourhood Partnerships the powers to identify, prioritise and agree appropriate 20mph speed zones for their communities.

The motion was passed by councillors but the Mayor has the final say and he says he is committed to seeing the £2.3m scheme through.

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