The speed limit on Caernarfon Road in Bangor between Coed Mawr roundabout and the Tesco roundabout has now been reduced to 30mph after the 40mph signs have been removed. The move follows a proposal by Gwynedd Traffic Unit following complaints from Local Councillors and residents.

The new speed limit follows a number of other ‘traffic calming measures’ along the road, which included the installation of crossing islands for pedestrians and improved visibility of the roundabout on Caernarfon Road by Coed Mawr.

Councillor Dafydd Meurig, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member with responsibility for transport matters had previously said: “Over the years, Caernarfon Road and Coed Mawr is an area of Bangor that has developed considerably. This stretch of road sits next to a number of shops and restaurants which means that the area is very busy with both motorists and pedestrians.

“Having discussed the matter with the local councillor, Gareth Roberts I was pleased that staff from the Council’s Transportation and Street Care Service were able to develop plans and implement improvements to road safety in the area.”

Councillor Gareth Roberts, who represents Bangor’s Dewi ward on Gwynedd Council said:

“I’m very pleased that the improvement work has been completed. Local people had been eager for changes to be made in this area of Coed Mawr. It’s a busy road with a number of cars using the Caernarfon Road as the way into the city, as well as being close to the nearby school and shops.

“I certainly think that these improvements have made it far easier for motorists to see the roundabout at Coed Mawr and that they will be able to slow down far in advance. The crossing islands that have been introduced also mean that pedestrians including parents with prams are able to cross the road far easier.”