After a summer ‘23 of disrupted roads and diversions, a bold directive is needed to provide certainty and safety. As a resident of one of the lanes facilitating the diversions, we have welcomed the long awaited 20mph speed limit and traffic slowing measures which were implemented – but only because all Coast Road traffic was diverted down our small country lane. I have long-since held the view (and made it to those responsible) that all Island lanes/Parish Roads should have a speed limit of 20mph and all other roads 30mph. The only two roads in the Island in my opinion which warrant 40mph, are Victoria Avenue and the Five Mile Road. I also believe that licenses should be issued by the Parishes for all road users including bikes and electric scooters.

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