West and central Watford could see 42 roads become 20mph zones under a new plan.

Hertfordshire County council will be gathering locals’ views in a public consultation from June 26 to July 24, which could lead to slower speeds in the area and new traffic calming measures.

Liberal Democrat county councillor Stephen Giles-Medhurst shared a plan for the roads that appear set to be included, ahead of the full consultation being launched.

He said the plan aims to reduce crashes and make it safer and easier to walk or cycle. Some roads in the area are excluded, because 20mph isn’t seen deemed as suitable there, and traffic measures are only set for roads with average speeds over 24mph.

Watford Observer: The roads included fall within this area of Watford (although not all roads in the area would be included)The roads included fall within this area of Watford (although not all roads in the area would be included) (Image: Google Maps)

A letter will be sent to residents making them aware of the opportunity to give their views. More information on the plan will be availiable on the county council website later this month.

For the scheme to progress it needs a 10% response rate with the majority in favour.

The roads included are:

  • Gade Avenue
  • Swiss Avenue
  • Cassiobury Park Avenue
  • Shepherds Road
  • Willow Lane
  • Farraline Road
  • Albert Road South
  • Swiss Close
  • King Georges Avenue
  • Cherrydale
  • Halsey Road
  • Merton Road
  • Fearneley Street
  • Hagden Lane
  • Whippendell Road
  • The Hornets
  • Harwoods Road
  • Rosslyn Road
  • Upton Road
  • Cassio Road
  • Marlborough Road
  • Bramleas
  • St Mary’s Road
  • Wiggenhall Road
  • St James Road
  • Cardiff Road
  • Liverpool Road
  • Westbury Road
  • Clifton Road
  • Ayhno Street
  • Souldern Street
  • Oxford Street
  • Banbury Street
  • Vicarage Road
  • Rose Gardens
  • Kelmscott Crescent
  • The Gateway
  • Printers Avenue
  • Gaumont Approach
  • Metropolitan Station Approach
  • Kelmscott Close
  • Occupation Road