P-05-1090 Road Safety: Reduce the speed on the A487 trunk road to 20mph through Penparcau, Aberystwyth, Correspondence – Petitioner to Committee, 31.01.21


Petition P-05-1090: Road Safety and the Speed Limit on the A487 Trunk Road in Penparcau

Response to Deputy Minister’s Correspondence

28 January 2021


The correspondence from Deputy Minister Lee Waters (12 January 2021), is to be welcomed in terms of his acknowledgement that consideration can be given to the lowering of the existing speed limit to 20mph on the A487 trunk road through the community of Penparcau, Aberystwyth, based upon the Welsh Government’s acceptance of the recommendations of the 20mph Task and Finish Group.

The number of signatories to this petition has highlighted beyond any doubt the depth of genuine concern within and across the community of Penparcau in terms of the current 30mph speed limit. It is therefore now vitally important that this stretch of trunk road is indeed included within the Welsh Government’s work to establish a default 20 mph speed limit in residential areas by April 2023. This is especially so given that in the interim period there are currently no plans or proposals to lower the current speed limit on this section of road, which has been the default position for far too long despite repeated calls for a reduction. The community of Penparcau stand ready to assist and participate in any forthcoming community consultation.


Cllr Dylan Wilson-Lewis

Member of Aberystwyth Town Council, representing the ward of Penparcau.