P-05-1090 Road Safety: Reduce the speed on the A487 trunk road to 20mph through Penparcau, Aberystwyth



P-05-1090 Road Safety: Reduce the speed on the A487 trunk road to 20mph through Penparcau, Aberystwyth


This petition was submitted by Dylan Wilson-Lewis having collected a total of 335 signatures.


Text of Petition:                     

A reduction in the A487 trunk road speed limit to 20mph within the populated urban community of Penparcau, which is home to over 1000 children, the highest in the county of Ceredigion, would enhance safety, promote well-being and encourage sustainability through alternative Active Travel options. The A487 facilitates access to a primary school, the Penparcau Community Forum's Community Hub facility, and provides the only means of access to the local Post Office and community shops.


Additional Information:

Currently, the A487 forms a barrier between both sides of the residential areas of Penparcau. Reducing the speed limit from 30 to 20 mph will enable children and the local community to more safely access their local school, community activities (held at three adjacent community centres and halls), two churches, and a park- playground. Compliance with the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act is essential as it is imperative to lower the speed of the road in order to reduce carbon and pollution, and encourage more people to access Active Travel opportunities and local cycle infrastructure. This would enhance community safety, reduce pollution and promote sustainability, which in turn, would lead to fewer health inequalities within the local community.


As a former Communities First area with above-average multiple deprivation factors, this matter needs to be addressed by the Welsh Government as a matter of priority from a perspective of promoting social inclusion and tackling inequalities.


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This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 09/02/2021.


The Committee considered the petition for the first time. In light of the information provided by the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, including the statement that community consultation on whether this section of road should be included in the national implementation of a 20mph default speed limit will need to be led by the local authority, the Committee concluded there was little it could do at a national level at present. The Committee therefore agreed to write to the petitioner to thank him for raising the issue, propose that he raises the Deputy Minister’s response with Ceredigion County Council for their consideration and to close the petition.


Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 09/02/2021.


Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Ceredigion
  • Mid and West Wales


Further information



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 05/01/2021