Scottish 20mph Default Limit Could Save £56M pa

£56M pa is the estimated value of preventing casualties on Scottish 30mph urban roads by lowering the limit to 20mph. 20’s Plenty for Us calculate that a 20mph default limit on Scottish roads would prevent 7 deaths, 123 serious and 812 slight casualties pa.  Continue reading

Public Health Research Shows a 20mph Default Speed Limit Could Save £58-£94M in Wales

“Road traffic injuries, air pollution and obesity are an inter-related, interdependent triad. The challenge facing public health is identifying robust interventions with positive effects on all three”[1].  Public Health Wales researchers have quantified the benefits of default 20 mph limits and say it is “the solution”1 to increasing public health problems. [1] Reproduced from The Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, Twenty miles per hour speed limits: a sustainable solution to public health problems in Wales, Sarah J Jones, Huw Brunt, Mar 23, 2017, with permission from BMJ Publishing Group Ltd  http://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2017/03/23/jech-2016-208859.full Continue reading

Norwich and West Dunbartonshire Councils vote for Default 20mph

Norwich and West Dunbartonshire Councils have voted for a 20mph default speed limit. 20’s Plenty for Us is delighted to add them to the growing list of 50+ places adopting 20mph. 20mph protects everyone from avoidable harm by reducing road risk and increasing air quality and exercise levels. 17m people live in places committed to 20mph. Continue reading

Manchester Found Casualties Falling in its 20mph Areas

Manchester reported on their first 20mph limits. It resolved to complete Phase 2 of the 20 mph programme, continue supporting phases 1 and 2 of the 20mph scheme and monitor and review data to increase its understanding. It incorrectly compared % falls for small number samples in already safer than average areas versus citywide.   Continue reading

World Health Organization Choose 20’s Plenty for Us to Work on a Slow Down Day Toolkit

The World Health Organization (WHO) have chosen 20’s Plenty for Us to write an action toolkit for the United Nations’ (UN) call for slower road speeds. Slow Down Days will run in mid May globally. This is a world class recognition of 20’s Plenty’s expertise in helping community volunteers with speed management activism. Continue reading

Call to Action: Join the Worldwide Community Push for Slower Speeds

The World Health Organization (WHO) is encouraging people to take local action for the United Nations’ (UN) call for slower road speeds. Slow Down Days will run in mid May. These are street events by community volunteers wanting speed management.  Please run your own local event and work together to gain leverage globally!     Continue reading

Robert Molteno and Susie Morrow are recognised for 20mph limit campaigning in Wandsworth

Robert Molteno and Susie Morrow of 20’s Plenty for Wandsworth and Wandsworth Living Streets have won the 20’s Plenty for Us Campaigner of the Year Award.  We congratulate their skillful, consistent voluntary work to improve their streets. Continue reading

Healthy 20mph Conference in Birmingham Report

Healthy places was the theme of the 9th Annual 20mph Conference on 8th March in Birmingham. Making 20mph the normal speed limit goes beyond road safety to provide a better quality outdoor environment to built up areas.  Calmer traffic means less risk and pollution. Numerous wellness benefits follow as populations of whole towns begin to slightly change their exercise, mental and physical habits due to living in a happier, safer, cleaner and quieter community.    Continue reading

Public Health Staff Should Attend the 20mph & Health Conference on 8 March in Birmingham

20mph limits tackle many public health issues including street safety, physical exercise, obesity, coronary heart disease and more. Public Health staff are strongly encouraged to attend the 20’s Plenty for Healthier Places Conference on Weds 8th March 2017. Health and slower speed experts will discuss best practice, innovation, research and cost effectiveness.  20mph limits are healthy and affordable.  Councillors set local speeds Continue reading

20mph Success in Kent - Swale's Joint Transportation Board Unanimously Agree Wide 20mph limits

20mph limits have been unanimously agreed by 11 Councillors on Swale’s Joint Transportation Board in Kent. The vote was won on 19th December.  All Councillors supported 20mph for built up areas of Faversham and to widen its benefits to the Borough of Swale. 20’s Plenty for Faversham and Kent are celebrating this success. Continue reading