More areas in Cambridgeshire could see 20mph speed limits introduced under a £350,000 scheme. 

Cambridgeshire County Council has set out the 20 areas that could see the lower speed limit introduced and the estimated cost of the implementation. 

The authority hopes the 20mph speed limit will improve safety and encourage more people to walk and cycle rather than use a car for short journeys. 

The Welsh government recently made 20mph the default speed limit on restricted roads across Wales to try and improve safety and people’s health and wellbeing. 

The county council is looking to support the introduction of more 20mph zones across Cambridgeshire through an annual funding programme. 

A report published by the authority ahead of its highways and transport committee meeting next week (October 3), said there were 88 applications from community groups, parish and town councils for funding to implement 20mph zones. 


The projects that were not picked for funding this year will remain on the ranked list for the 2024/25 round of funding and beyond. 

The report said the county council’s intention was to work down the list until all of the projects are delivered. 

The 20 projects included on the prioritised list and the estimated cost of the schemes are: 

  • Cottenham (villagewide) – £27,000 
  • Fulbourn (majority of village) – £18,000 
  • Whittlesford (villagewide) – £18,000 
  • Girton (extend the current 20mph zone to remainder of village) – £5,000 
  • Meldreth (majority of village) – £18,000 
  • Orwell (villagewide) – £18,000 
  • Gt Wilbraham (villagewide) – £18,000 
  • Willingham (villagewide) – £18,000 
  • Fowlmere (majority of village) – £5,000 
  • Upwood and The Raveleys (parishwide on all eligible 30mph roads) – £18,000 
  • Oakington and Westwick (extend the current 20mph zone to include Westwick) – £5,000 

Gt Abington (High Street and Linton Road) – £18,000 
Wicken (villagewide) – £18,000 
Elton (majority of village) – £18,000 
Linton (villagewide) – £27,000 
Houghton and Wyton (villagewide) – £18,000 
Burwell (villagewide) – £27,000 
Hilton (villagewide) – £18,000 
Gt Staughton (majority of village) – £18,000 
Harlton (villagewide) – £18,000