28 million people in the UK (more than 1 in 3 of the population) now live in Local Authorities which accept 20mph as the right speed limit where people live, work or play.
Wales has already legislated for 20mph to become the national speed limit to be effective 17th Sept 2023. Scotland has a committed to making 20mph the norm across all councils by 2025. Northern Ireland has a single Highway Authority which has not made any commitments to 20mph as a norm yet.
In England, many communities already have 20mph, even though the Local Authority has not yet implemented a policy of 20mph as the norm for all residential areas. This includes places like Norwich (Norfolk), Tonbridge(Kent), Chichester(West Sussex) and many others - we estimate covering over 500,000 people in total.
See here for a map of 20mph places in the UK
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Bubwith, East Riding of Yorkshire
I’d like to hear from those communities that have been successful, to see if they would share their documentation. At the moment I am slightly daunted as I contemplate reinventing the wheel!
We feel we are no longer in campaign mode but now need to move to implementation.
Any advice would be gratefully received.
Upper Beeding Parish Council
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We can do that. Note that current DfT guidance states quite clearly that arterial and main roads can be set with 20mph limits. What we say is that any speed limit above 20mph should be justifiable and take full account of the needs of vulnerable road users. Local officers, councillors and communities are best placed to decide such exceptions and inclusions.
Thanks David. The table has now been added
a) a pensioner who drives a Peugeot 207 and thinks “20 is plenty” on the motorway.
b) A hipster who drives a Nissan Cube or Leaf
c) You work for H&S.