20mph Places

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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  • Chris Barron
    commented 2023-12-02 12:15:04 +0000
  • Steve Kulka
    commented 2023-08-29 09:28:49 +0100
    I’m trying to add some more 20mph limits on residential roads near me. Surrey has some 20mph zones in residential areas. How can we arrange for them to be added to the list and the map?
  • Jason W
    commented 2022-05-21 00:01:08 +0100
    Very interesting data here. I find it humorous that the speed limits in in Brampton, Cumbria are quire different than Brampton, Ontario -https://bramptontowtruck.com/ – though upon visiting the culture has surprising similarities. Thank you for posting.
  • Ian Conlan
    commented 2021-10-28 20:48:12 +0100
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  • David Rogers
    commented 2021-10-16 11:55:46 +0100
    Does anybody have any examples of 20mph limits on A roads that pass through the middle of a village?

    Dave Rogers
    Bubwith, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Cresten Boase
    commented 2020-12-12 19:09:41 +0000
    We are hoping to persuade the Parish Council to explore the feasibility of a 20mph limit for the two villages in our parish, Sandford and Winscombe, and would also, like Pauline in Cuddington, very much like to hear from any communities who have been successful in having a limit put in place, and to know the details of how this was brought about. If you can help, please get in touch with us.
  • Pauline Spence
    commented 2020-12-05 14:21:48 +0000
    We have been campaigning for a year in Cuddington and have now persuaded our Parish Council to explore the feasibility of 20mph in the village. I have been asked to chair a working party of parish councillors and villagers to produce a report in support of a proposal to implement a scheme.
    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.

    Pauline Spence
    [email protected]
  • Bob Harber
    commented 2020-11-23 18:11:00 +0000
    Upper Beeding (village in West Sussex, popn 3,000) does have a village-wide 20 mph zone. We have had it for some years now.
    Bob Harber
    Upper Beeding Parish Council
    [email protected]
  • Duralon Combs
    commented 2016-12-22 16:29:18 +0000
    If you ask most people especially those with families they would say they support the introduction of The 20 mph in most urban setups and villages as we tend to see a lot of erratic drivers acting busy busy busy. We at https://www.loorolls.com/ totally love the idea especially near our business area in Liverpool.
  • Wanessa Lima
    commented 2016-09-23 18:42:10 +0100
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  • Rod King
    commented 2016-01-06 12:22:42 +0000

    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.
  • David Smith
    commented 2016-01-06 10:29:07 +0000
    Thanks Rod. I’m also keen to see the population figures if possible. I know that’s not easy in a CMS environment but could they be added in brackets after the place names perhaps? I’m interested in the implementation of 20mph coverage in my town and, ideally, would like to see which areas are covered in the smaller provincial towns similar to my own. I support the lower limit in residential areas but not necessarily along arterial routes, even if they are also residential.
  • Rod King
    commented 2016-01-06 08:49:01 +0000
    Hi David

    Thanks David. The table has now been added
  • David Smith
    commented 2016-01-05 22:28:25 +0000
    The table of places shown on your old website is far easier to read than the Google map. Is it possible to include the table somewhere here as well?
  • Szymon Gorczyński
    commented 2015-12-16 18:32:32 +0000
    If you think that “20 is plenty” you’re either
    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.
  • Rod King
    published this page in Who we are 2015-08-16 11:06:51 +0100