Variable 20mph speed limit outside Ark Boulton Academy

Closed 20 Jul 2018

Opened 2 Jul 2018


Following the introduction of 20mph speed limits in three areas of the city in 2016 – City Centre (A1), Central East (A2) and Central South (A3), Ark Boulton Academy was identified as a potential location for a variable 20mph speed limit.  The original 20mph speed limit scheme included residential roads rather than main A and B roads. Due to the school’s location on a main road this school was not originally included in the scheme. After revisiting the area we think that an advisory variable 20mph speed limit on the road outside this school would make the area safer.

This would mean that the speed limit would be 20mph when lots of students are expected to be walking near the school, including at the start and end of the school day. At all other times, the current speed limit of the road would apply. Special signs will have lights which flash to show when the 20mph limit is in operation.

Have your say

We would like to know what you think about the proposal. Click on the link below to give us your views. The consultation closes on Friday 20th July 2018.

  • Ark Boulton in Sparkbrook & Balsall Heath East

Reducing speed limits is one of the things the council is doing to try to improve road safety in Birmingham. Slower moving traffic makes streets safer and more pleasant places to live, walk and cycle. Children are safer on their journey to school and everyone can feel more confident to get out and about in their local area.

Ark Boulton Academy, 20mph Speed Limit Plan

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