County councillor Sarah Lunnon is working with Gloucestershire Police and the county council’s Highways team to introduce a 20mph area wide limit.
However she told members of the town council that Gloucestershire Police and the County Council officers felt unable to support certain roads in the parish, particularly in the west of Stroud being included.
The town council reiterated that it wished all roads in the parish to be included.
“On Bisley Road top speeds registered over 60mph. The police believe that on roads where speeds are so much greater that 20mph, bringing in a limit only will have a limited effect” said Councillor Lunnon.
“What we are doing is responding to and promoting cultural change, it is no longer acceptable to drive at speeds that kill past peoples homes,” she said.
“If you are in Stroud passing people and their homes, 20mph is an acceptable speed – that is why it is necessary to include all roads.”
Stroud deputy major John Marjoram agreed. “For this project to be a success and to make a difference to the safety of the town and our environment we would not want to see any roads excluded. We will work with the police and the county council to ensure the restriction covers as much of the parish as far as possible.”