20mph Conference Focussing on Scotland

The first 20mph conference focussing on Scotland will be on  8th June 2016.  Hosted by 20’s Plenty for Us and City of Edinburgh Council, the event features the UK’s top speakers and the latest in best practice on road danger reduction.  Book now for early bird rates. Continue reading

Cardiff to set 20mph limits across the city

20mph limits are coming to Cardiff. The Welsh capital is joining most of inner London and Edinburgh setting 20mph for most roads. This marks a shift in Wales and in funding 20mph with motoring fines. It’s confirmation of 20mph for UK capital residents and as a universal aspiration for those in built up areas. Continue reading

20MPH Conference Attracts 'Big Hitters' & Cardiff Announce 20's Plenty

City of London hosted the 7th National ‘Ready for 20mph’ conference in its prestigious Guildhall on 26 February. The UK’s big players on 20mph gave presentations to almost 100 attendees. Cardiff’s cabinet member for Transport announced it will go 20mph. Continue reading

Vincent Walsh - Campaigner of the Year 2016

Vincent Walsh has been recognised for his voluntary services to 20mph campaigning at the National 20mph conference in London. The Manchester based campaigner successfully persuaded his local authority to roll out 20mph limits.  Continue reading

300th 20’s Plenty 20mph Campaign Formed

20’s Plenty for Us is now 300 campaign branches strong and UK-wide. Selling in Kent is the latest place where volunteers are supported by the national 20mph campaign lobbying for safer, better streets.  Continue reading

Wide 20mph Approved by Cheshire West & Chester

Cheshire West & Chester Councillors agreed wide area 20mph limits on 6th January 2016. It’s a great win – both as a model for other authorities with dispersed communities and for 20’s Plenty for Chester.  Continue reading

20mph Limits for Older People and Independent Ageing

Older people can stay safer and more connected with a community-wide 20mph speed limit. 20’s Plenty for Us is calling for 20mph limits for a better future for older people to assist them to travel independently for longer.   Continue reading

20’s Plenty for Wales: Mae Hugain yn Ddigon to #GetWalesWalking

Welsh branches of 20’s Plenty for Us are attending the #GetWalesWalking launch[1] on 4th November organised by Living Streets at the National Assembly for Wales – the Senedd. Campaigners are calling for a 20mph default speed for built up areas of Wales. [1] http://www.livingstreets.org.uk/get-wales-walking-living-streets-manifesto-2016-launch?dm_t=0,0,0,0,0 Continue reading

20mph Limits Offer A Toxic Diesel Fume Reduction Equivalent to Taking Half of All Petrol Cars Away

Diesel emissions dominate urban road pollution with about ten times the toxicity of petrol fumes. As 20mph limits reduce the most toxic diesel fumes, setting a wide 20mph limit is equivalent to removing nearly half of all petrol cars. This massive air quality and public health gain must be implemented urgently and nationally to reduce the 30,000 annual UK deaths from air pollution. Continue reading

Important new wins for 20mph speed limits in London

Rapid progress on 20mph speed limits is continuing in London as Lewisham announces its timetable for the introduction of a 20mph limit across the borough. Lewisham plans to bring in its borough-wide limit by July 2016. By that date 10 of the 13 inner London boroughs will have borough-wide 20mph limits. The 20mph movement is also gaining momentum in the outer London boroughs with five boroughs rolling out 20mph policies across their streets.  Continue reading

Action a Public Health & Road Safety Plan with 20mph

Road casualties, especially of vulnerable people, are rising[1]. 20’s Plenty for Us say we must change our attitudes to sharing the public spaces we call roads. 20mph is a popular tool for more fairness with safety and quality of life benefits.  20’s Plenty ask authorities to state their vision for public health and transport and to action default 20mph limits. [1] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reported-road-casualties-in-great-britain-main-results-2014 Continue reading

Are 20mph repeaters a relic of the 1990’s?

With the majority of largest 40 urban authorities adopting 20mph as the limit for most roads, isn’t it time we just put limit repeater reminders on the 30mph roads? This would hugely reduce costs and enable wider implementation in line with community and government objectives. Continue reading

Is York’s transport cabinet member’s idea to raise residential limits 50% from 20mph to 30mph desirable, deliverable or even legal? - It disadvantages the disabled, elderly and children

Setting speed limits may not be done at the whim of an individual councillor and must follow due process democratically and in line with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and national DfT guidance. The idea of raising speeds by 50% from 20mph to 30mph is contrary to elected representative duties under child protection, public sector equality and disability discrimination. In our opinion it would be illegal. Continue reading

Honours for Key 20’s Plenty Partners

Three key partner organisations of 20’s Plenty for Us are celebrating Queen’s Honours for their staff.  Sustrans, Living Streets and the CTC all support 20mph and campaign for slower speeds as a foundation for active, healthy and sustainable travel. Congratulations to our sustainable transport friends!  Continue reading

Is "30k OK" as the default speed limit for urban and village roads in Ireland?

Having been invited to the Road Safety Authority conference on Child Safety (02/04/15) to talk about the success of the 20’s Plenty 20mph campaign and adoption in the UK, Rod King MBE reflects on how a similar 30km/h limit could be set in Ireland. Continue reading

Myra James from Calderdale is awarded 20mph Campaigner of the Year

Calderdale’s Myra James was announced as 20’s Plenty for Us National Campaigner of the year at the 20mph Conference on 12 March.  It recognises her successful volunteering to win 20mph limits across Calderdale’s streets. Continue reading

20mph National Urban Limit: A Plan for Total 20 by 2020

With most of the UK’s largest councils having rejected the “national 30mph limit” as unfit for purpose, its time for DfT to stop imposing unnecessary 20mph repeater signs as if they were exceptions.  The DfT should announce a transition plan to a national 20mph norm to save millions Continue reading

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World Health Organisation say 20's Plenty

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) new Pedestrian Safety report endorses area-wide lower speed limits.  It is top level, conclusive proof that signed 20mph limits are effective.   Continue reading