20’s Plenty for Wales as annual conference comes to Cardiff

The 9th annual 20’s Plenty conference is to be held in Cardiff on October 2nd 2018 with a Welsh perspective on 20mph limits. Hosted by Cardiff City Council and 20’s Plenty for Us it focuses on how 20mph limits support health and well-being.

The conference aims to share evolving experience, research and best practice from authorities, professionals, NGOs and academics who are making wide-area 20mph limits work. It will consider how the newly devolved powers to set a national speed limit can be constructively used in the Welsh context to maximise roll-out effectiveness yet retain local ability to set exceptions.

It celebrates the lead taken by Cardiff Council in its city-wide roll-out of 20mph limits and will show how lower speed limits bring particular benefits in public health and well-being both through direct casualty reduction and as a foundation for active travel.

Speakers include :-

Cllr Caro Wild, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning & Transport, Cardiff Council

John Griffiths AM, Welsh Assembly Member for Newport

David Melding AM, Welsh Assembly Member for South Wales Central

Mark Ruskell MSP, Member of Scottish Parliament for Mid-Scotland and Fife

Paul Carter, Head of Transport, Cardiff Council

Dr Paul Butcher, Director of Public Health, Calderdale Council

Prof Alan Tapp, Professor of Social Marketing, University of West of England

Anna Purvis, Senior Projects Officer - Traffic, Yarra City Council, Melbourne, Australia

Jane Robinson[1], Senior Managing Consultant, Atkins

Eurgain Powell, representing the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Dr Adrian Davis, Visiting Professor, University of West of England

Dr Sarah Jones, Consultant in Environmental Health Protection, Public Health Wales

Donna Price, Co-Founder, International Road Victims Association

Kaarina Ruta, Local Campaign Leader, 20’s Plenty for Sully

Roxanne Moore, Parent

Rod King MBE, Founder and Campaign Director, 20’s Plenty for Us

Held at Glamorgan County Cricket Ground, the event is aimed at Transport Planners, Councillors, Road Safety Officers, Highway Engineers, Public Health Officers, Campaigners, Consultants and Service Providers.

Rod King MBE, Founder and Campaign Director for 20’s Plenty for Us commented :-

“This conference builds on the developing global best practice view from WHO, OECD, etc that 20mph is the maximum safe speed where motor vehicles mix with people as pedestrians and cyclists. It is essential for anyone involved in road safety, traffic or public health and well-being. Speakers will get to the core of how communities can really benefit from lower speeds”

Booking is through Landor Links. See www.landor.co.uk/20mph. Get their flyer here
With support from Cardiff Council and sponsors, we can offer a special public sector 2 for 1 price of £95 plus vat for two delegates if booked before 12th September.


[1] Subject to Atkins review of 20mph report being published by DfT

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