20mph Places

26 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.  Those places are listed below and show on our map as a 20 roundel.


Bath and North East Somerset 185,000
Birmingham 1,111,000
Blaenau Gwent 70,000
Bolton 282,000
Bridgend 142,000
Brighton and Hove 285,000
Bristol, City of 449,000
Bury 188,000
Caerphilly 180,000
Calderdale 208,000
Camden 241,000
Cardiff 357,000
Carmarthenshire 185,000
Ceredigion 75,000
Cheshire West and Chester 334,000
City of Edinburgh 499,000
City of London 9,000
Clackmannanshire 51,000
Conwy 116,000
Cornwall 568,000
Coventry 345,000
Croydon 379,000
Denbighshire 95,000
Ealing 343,000
East Lothian 103,000
East Riding of Yorkshire 337,000
Fife 368,000
Flintshire 154,000
Glasgow City 606,000
Greenwich 275,000
Gwynedd 123,000
Hackney 269,000
Hammersmith and Fulham 179,000
Haringey 273,000
Hounslow 269,000
Isle of Anglesey 70,000
Islington 228,000
Kensington and Chelsea 158,000
Kingston upon Hull, City of 259,000
Lambeth 324,000
Lancashire 1,192,000
Leeds 774,000
Leicester 343,000
Lewisham 297,000
Liverpool 479,000
Manchester 530,000
Merthyr Tydfil 59,000
Merton 205,000
Middlesbrough 140,000
Monmouthshire 92,000
Neath Port Talbot 141,000
Newcastle upon Tyne 293,000
Newport 148,000
Nottingham 319,000
Pembrokeshire 123,000
Oxfordshire 687,000
Portsmouth 212,000
Powys 133,000
Rhondda Cynon Taf 237,000
Richmond upon Thames 195,000
Rochdale 214,000
Scottish Borders 114,000
Sefton 274,000
Sheffield 570,000
Southampton 250,000
Southend-on-Sea 179,000
Southwark 309,000
St. Helens 178,000
Swansea 242,000
Torfaen 92,000
Tower Hamlets 295,000
Vale of Glamorgan 128,000
Waltham Forest 271,000
Warrington 208,000
West Dunbartonshire 90,000
Westminster 242,000
Wigan 322,000
Wrexham 137,000
York 207,000
Middleton 500
Otford, Kent 3,465
Westerham, Kent 4,475
Whitchurch, Hants 4,800
Brampton, Cumbria 4,862
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire 122,700
Chichester, West Sussex 22,731
Dent, Cumbria 785
Faversham, Kent 19,136
Fressingfield, Suffolk 900
Limpley Stoke, Dorset 900
Norwich, Norfolk 213,166
Oxford, Oxfordshire 150,200
Shipley, Bradford 28,162
Speldhurst, Kent 1,500
Tonbridge, Kent 41,624
Tregony, Cornwall 1,000
Westbourne, Dorset 2,309
Yatton, North Somerset 9,170


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  • 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.
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    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