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  • 20's Plenty for the 2020s

    Our 10th conference took a strategic look at emerging transport issues such as e-scooters, e-bikes, speed limiters, automated enforcement and brings together international and local experts to discuss the trends on speed

  • Welsh Government says "20's Plenty where people live"

    First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, made a historic announcement that “The Welsh government believes that 20mph zones should be the default speed limit for residential areas."

  • Local Authorities could enforce 20mph limits

    Find out how police and local authorities could share enforcement so increasing compliance and freeing up police resources.

  • We welcome the DfT report on its Atkins evaluation of 20mph limits.

    It provides positive evidence of the benefits of 20mph limits as well as identifying the benefits of better enforcement and national media engagement on 20mph limits.

  • BRISTOL’S 20MPH LIMITS HAVE LED TO VALUABLE REDUCTIONS IN SPEED AND CASUALTIES, AND BENEFIT ACTIVE TRAVEL

    The University of the West of England (UWE) has analysed the impact of 20mph roll-outs for Bristol City Council.

  • Irish Road Safety Authority - Academic Lecture

    Watch the video of Rod King's presentation in October 2017, Dublin

  • TfL Start Roll-out of 20mph Arterials

    One of the first roads to get a 20mph limit is Commercial St in Tower Hamlets. Go to our latest London briefing

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Already over 20m people live in local authorities which are adopting or have adopted this policy. This includes Wales where the First Minister has set up a Task Group to implement a 20mph national default for residential roads.

Most importantly, through democratic debate those communities have decided that "20's Plenty Where People Live". And it is those same communities who have then changed their behaviour to drive slower in residential streets and where people walk and cycle.

20's Plenty for Us is a 'not for profit' organisation and now have over 400 local campaigns around the country and beyond. Many of our most iconic cities in the UK have already adopted a 20mph limit for most of their streets.

We quite simply campaign for 20mph to become the default speed limit on residential and urban streets. This can be done on most streets without the need for any physical calming and we accept that on some streets it may be appropriate to have a higher limit based on the road, vulnerable road users provision, etc. But any limit above 20mph should be a considered decision based on local circumstances.

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    QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY BELFAST RESEARCHERS SHOW 20MPH ZONES EFFECTIVE IN REDUCING ROAD CASUALTIES

    Some of you may have seen the weekend papers which ran stories on this report from Queen's University Belfast. In fact the report in the Queen' s University website had exactly the headline shown above. It was a report that reviewed available previous research on 20mph zones and limits. It reviewed 9 20mph "Zone" reports and 2 20mph "limit" reports. Its conclusion was :- "This review suggests 20 mph ‘zones’ are effective in reducing collisions and casualties. However, it provides insufficient evidence to draw conclusions on the effect of 20 mph ‘zones’ on pollution, inequalities or liveability. For 20 mph ‘limits’ more rigorous evaluations are required in order to draw robust conclusions." Basically it was saying that the 2 reports used on 20mph were not thorough enough to draw "robust" conclusions. One of these reports was the Atkins report which we have also criticised for not being thorough enough to be meaningful. Much of our criticism of Atkins can be seen in a previous blog where we call-out the questions which still need to be answered.  
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    A letter from a campaigner to a councillor

    This is the email sent by our campaigner Rita Antonelli in Ashtead, Surrey to a local councillor. We think it shows an excellent example of the work done by our campaigners across the country.Thanks to Rita for allowing us to use her email.
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    20mph/30kmh limits to be mandated by Global Ministers

    Ministers from around the world meet to adopt the “Stockholm Declaration” at a conference[1] in February which includes commitment to 30kmh (20mph) speed limits where vulnerable road users and vehicles mix. [1] https://www.roadsafetysweden.com/
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    20’s Plenty for Chester and Richmond Groups Win 20mph Campaign Awards

    20’s Plenty for Chester and Richmond groups have both won National 20’s Plenty Campaign Awards for 2019. Each did exceptional voluntary work with perseverance and success.
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    So You Want....Place-Making

    Placemaking is a people-centred approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. A 20mph or 30kmh limit is a key element in making your place a better, more enticing place for people to be. It draws people to linger in a more attractive, vibrant, healthy and successful location.
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    So You Want …Traffic Reduction?

    20mph reduces the power imbalance between road users so some drivers can choose to drive less far or less often.  It also smooths traffic flow. Independent travel by the young and vulnerable groups rises too.
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