Abbots Langley - Proposal to introduce 20mph zone

This public engagement opened from 19 December 2017

This public engagement closed on 12 January 2018

We proposed a 20mph zone in your locality. Details of the roads included within our preferred option are shown on the plan overleaf. County Councillor Sara Bedford has listened to the concerns of local residents and considers this scheme a priority to be funded through the Highway Locality Budget.

What is the purpose of the proposal?
  • To introduce a lower speed limit thereby reducing the likely potential of injury accidents
  • To create an environment to encourage more walking and cycling


Why are there traffic calming measures included within the proposal?

The proposed 20mph zone includes new speed humps or cushions on Gallows Hill Lane & High Street as the average vehicle speeds on these are too high and need to be reduced to be included in the zone. Approximate locations are shown on the plan overleaf. The proposal follows national guidance and complies with the County Council’s Speed Management Strategy. All other roads in the zone will physically remain unaltered, though there will be repeater signs located as required.

What happens next?

This public engagement exercise is the first part of a two stage process. The comments received from local residents and businesses will help us finalise our proposal prior to public consultation. Alternatively we may decide not to pursue them any further.

The second public consultation stage is open to anyone. An advertisement will be placed in the local newspaper. A site notice and plan will also be erected on lamp columns in the locality. It is intended that this will take place during February and March, 2018.

Supporting documents

Abbots Langley Plan