Manchester Road speed limit reduced to 30mph in Crosspool

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A stretch of Manchester Road in Crosspool now has a 30mph speed limit

The speed limit on a stretch of Manchester Road in Crosspool has been reduced to 30mph.

For around 40 years the speed limit has been 40mph between Den Bank Avenue and Coppice View.

There has been continued concern by residents for the safety of both drivers and pedestrians along this part of the road and over the years there have been requests for it to be reduced back to its original speed limit of 30mph.


Petition for 30mph speed limit on Crosspool stretch of Manchester Road

Local residents have been in contact with local councillors and council candidates, as well as raising the issue at Crosspool Forum, to express their views that the stretch of Manchester Road through Crosspool should have a speed limit of 30mph rather than the current 40mph.

Two of our councillors believe it would be safer for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers/passengers in a residential area and that it would have no discernible impact on the overall time of car journeys through Crosspool and into the city.

They recognise that the council has many requests for traffic measures, and that funding cuts mean that it can only undertake a limited number each year. However, they accept in principle that there should be a reduction in the speed limit and ensure that it is considered seriously for early implementation.

If you’re in support of the idea then you can contact Councillor Anne Murphy or Councillor Geoff Smith to say:

We the undersigned support the proposal for a 30mph speed limit on Manchester Road in Crosspool and urge the Council to make implementation a priority.

Councillor Anne Murphy, email:, telephone: 07788 917981
Councillor Geoff Smith, email:, telephone: 07581 214783