20’s Plenty News Feb 2020

UK Places - Glasgow unanimously voted for a Total 20 policy for almost 600,000 residents. £4.35M will make the vast majority of its network 20mph. Birmingham is raising the proportion of its roads that are 20mph to 90%. Kingston upon Thames is consulting on wide area 20mph. Leeds announced almost every inner-city road will go 20mph. London’s TfL will make every road it controls (the Red Routes) inside the Congestion Charge 20mph by May 2020. We await consultation results from the City of Westminster for every road they manage to go 20mph.

Global There’s an imminent declaration of 20mph as global best practice http://www.20splenty.org/stockholm_declaration Ministers from around the world meet to adopt the “Stockholm Declaration” at a conference in February which includes commitment to 30kmh (20mph) speed limits where vulnerable road users and vehicles mix.  Rod King MBE our Founder/Director will speak at events.


New Briefings - We began a new briefing series called – So You Want..? which started with information on traffic reduction http://www.20splenty.org/traffic_reduction  - 20mph reduces the power imbalance between road users so some drivers can choose to drive less far or less often.  It also smooths traffic flow. Independent travel by the young and vulnerable groups rises too.


Also place making at http://www.20splenty.org/place_making  Placemaking is a people-centred approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. A 20mph or 30kmh limit is a key element in making your place a better, more enticing place for people to be. It enables people to linger in a more attractive, vibrant, healthy and successful location.

Next in the series will be on sustainable transport


Wales The 20’s Plenty team are regularly in Cardiff or video conferencing in to meetings on the Welsh implementation plan for a default 20mph.


Video Review 2019 - Our video review of last year is at


County- Wide Campaigning We strongly suggest if there isn’t yet a county coordinator for your county that it is the best way to succeed. New briefing at http://www.20splenty.org/countybriefing  The Shropshire-wide campaign is planning a legal challenge to the Councillors for instance.

Presentations Ask us either to present at your event/s either in person or by video conference. Or for help with presentation slides.


Recruit more people and let us know how we can help!  20’s Plenty is a grassroots organisation with so many volunteers working to make their place a better place to be.  We have over 450 branches and are constantly growing.  We are free to join. New branch leader recruits get a free starter pack, templates and more http://www.20splenty.org/setupacampaign.  Please tell us what you want more of. Also talk about us and recruit more people to make a real difference to your community. Thank you for all that you do.

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