New 30mph speed limit – Marlborough Road

Following requests from residents of Marlborough Road, the speed limit has been reduced from 40mph to 30mph between Broome Manor Lane and Coate Roundabout.

The requests are as a consequence of concerns regarding the speed of traffic and safety of vulnerable road users, particularly pedestrians, using Marlborough Road.

Residents raised concerns over the apparent disparity between the posted speed limit of this stretch and the road characteristics – residential properties on both sides, use of the route by pedestrians and cyclists – especially when compared to other similar routes in Swindon.

Concerns were also raised by parents of pupils at Lawn Primary School over their safety as they walk to/from school.

Informal consultation with the residents of Marlborough Road indicated wider community support for the proposed change.

Wiltshire Police, Traffic Management & Road Safety Team & the Local Neighbourhood Policing Team have expressed their support for the reduction in speed limit.

More information can be found in the attached documents.

Please let us know if you have any questions on this or any other matter.