20mph areas

We have reduced the speed limit to 20mph in some residential areas. The benefits of lower speeds are:

  • safer, more pleasant places for people to live (especially for our children and elderly residents)
  • reduced likelihood of accidents
  • if you are involved in a collision or hit by a car at 20mph you are far less likely to be seriously injured than if hit by a car travelling at 30mph
  • people are more likely to cycle and walk

About the 20mph areas

The entrance to the area will be clearly signed. There will also be small signs mounted on lamp posts to remind you.

The work will be funded by transport project funding provided by the Government. There will be no traffic calming measures such as road humps, as we don't have funding for these.

Where the 20mph areas are

You will find them in:

  • Sheffield City Centre
  • Charnock
  • Darnall
  • Firth Park
  • Fox Hill
  • Gleadless Valley
  • Greystones and Whirlow
  • Hackenthorpe
  • Heeley and Meersbrook
  • Hillsborough
  • Hurlfield
  • London Road
  • Longley
  • Lowedges
  • Meadowhead and Greenhill
  • Park Academy
  • Parson Cross
  • Sharrow Vale
  • Shirecliffe
  • Southey Green
  • Spink Hall
  • Stannington
  • Steel Bank
  • Upperthorpe
  • Wincobank
  • Woodhouse
  • Woodthorpe

New 20mph areas and how to comment on them

We decide where future 20mph schemes could go by looking at local accident reports and also whether the work can happen at the same time as the Streets Ahead road development programme.

To comment on these proposals email 20mphareas@sheffield.gov.uk or write to Transport, Traffic and Parking Service, Howden House, 1 Union Street, Sheffield, S1 2SH.

City Centre

We have introduced a ‘sign only’ 20mph speed limit in the city centre.

A maximum 20mph speed will help to make the city centre a more attractive place to visit and help regeneration of the area. It has both residential, commercial and retail areas with a lot of pedestrians and cyclists, who should feel safer from the risk of vehicle collisions. 

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