Founder & Campaign Director, 20's Plenty for Us

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Rod King

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  • commented on Massive NOx and PM10 emission reductions from 20mph limits 2015-10-11 11:41:02 +0100
    See the new report from Brake calling on government to cut the red tape on 20mph limit and implement a national 20mph limit. http://www.brake.org.uk/news/1488-government-red-tape-puts-brakes-on-20mph-limits

  • 20mph: A Litmus Test of Public Health Outdoors

    Road injuries hurt an estimated 1% of people a year and its rising. Tackling road risk is key to public health improvement outdoors for all ages. Community-wide 20mph limits confer huge health economic returns in casualties avoided and in active travel exercise gains.  

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  • commented on 20mph Places 2016-01-06 12:22:42 +0000
    David

    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.

  • 20’s Plenty - The Foundation for Active Travel

    Being active is the ‘wonder drug’ that more Britons should be taking regularly.  The greatest gains in health are from regular activities like walking or cycling locally.  20mph speed limits are a crucial platform for people to choose active travel. All local transport methods and journeys become safer and more pleasant. 20mph helps keep people safe and gets their legs moving more often!

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  • Campaigners - Get 20mph on Group Meetings/Agendas

    Successful ways to campaign for 20mph limits include demonstrating community support to local politicians. Getting on the agenda of each major Party political group meeting can really help councillors to understand and vote for a Total 20mph policy. Win by speaking direct to those with power to set local road speeds

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  • published Videos in Information 2015-08-12 06:08:35 +0100

    Our Videos

    20's Plenty for Us are featured in these videos:


    Anna Semlyen presents on 20's Plenty and the environment


    The UK national 30mph limit is no longer fit for purpose. This is our presentation at the Road Safety GB Festival of Road Safety where we present on why the national urban speed limit should be changed to 20mph.


    Anna Semlyen talks about how Parish Councils can get 20mph for their place 


    At the Spotlight on Wales webinar looking at their national 20mph plans we feature several speakers

    Dr Adrian Davis reports on the results from the 2020 implementation of 20mph across Scottish Border roads.

    Dr Sarah Jones makes the case for the national 20mph limit for Wales.

    Rod King puts the Welsh 20mph plans into the international context.


    We host a webinar on setting 20mph and 30km/h default urban limits at national level. 


    We collaborate with the Global Alliance of Road Safety NGOs in a 2hr webinar on effective activism. 

    This two-hour session explores the major factors in successfully influencing decisions made by politicians and those in authority. It will discuss the issues from an activist’s perspective and will explore the key elements in successful activism. 

    Download PDF of Mind Map used.


    We take part in the Act on Road Danger Webinar to prospective Police and Crime Commissioners


    And here is another on compliance


    A new video from Anna Semlyen, Campaign Manager on how we can help communities gain a 20mph limit.


    We were delighted to have a webinar in the Green Transport Recovery series dedicated to 20mph/30kmh limits. 


    Recently medics and Public Health Professionals called for a national 20mph limit to reduce the road traffic casualty baseline load on the NHS. This appeared in the British Medical Journal at https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2020/03/24/can-we-improve-the-nhss-ability-to-tackle-covid-19-through-emergency-public-health-interventions/

    In response we have created a video in support of this and adding some of our own perspective.


    We created a webinar on campaigning for speed reduction for the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety. This is used to empower campaigners across the world as part of their "Capacity Building" program for NGOs


    10 reasons why Scottish Government should support Safer Streets Bill


    Welsh Government announces default 20mph limit


    20 Questions on 20's Plenty


    We love this video from Auckland Transport in New Zealand explaining the benefits of 30km/h limits.

     


    Short Debate in the Welsh Assembly on a default 20mph limit for Wales


    Jago's Story

    What happens when an incident turns into a casualty?


    Founder and Campaign Director of 20's Plenty for Us, Rod King,  was asked to speak at the annual Academic Lecture held by the Road Safety Authority of Ireland on the subject of 30km/h speed limits at the start of their annual Road Safety Week on 2nd October 2017.


    Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organisation on the importance of reducing vehicle speeds for the 4th UN Global Road Safety Week, 8th-14th May 2017. We are delighted to have been chosen by WHO to write the Slow Down Day Toolkit for use by campaigners around the world.


    Thanks to StreetFilms of New York who have recently created a new video that shows our success.


    They also produced a video showing the way that 20mph limits arte being used in the City of London


    Also see how they have been rolled out across the London Boroughs from 2012 to Sept 2015


    and Transport for London is now progressively upgrading its arterial roads to 20mph


    Here is a presentation made at the International Child Road Safety Conference in Dublin. You can watch it in Vimeo.


    In April 2015 The Middle Way Society approached us with an interest in the way that we worked with communities and councils to deliver a more balanced use of roads. The interview with Rod King was turned into a podcast which is available here.


    For our 2014 20's Plenty conference we conducted an interview with the Under Secretary of State for Transport - Robert Goodwill MP


    Here is the video we made reporting on road casualties in the London Borough of Westminster


    In May 2013 we were asked to give a Masterclass on campaigning for 20mph limits by the Movement for Liveable London as part of 3Spaces Re:THINK festival held in association with ourselves and Living Streets. The videos were produced by Brian Jones from Media for the Web

    Rod King MBE presented on how to campaign effectively

    Caroline Russell of Islington Living Streets

    Jeremy Leach of 20's Plenty for Us and Jacqueline Saunders of Camden Council


    Here is the first video made by StreetFilms of New York


    And here is the video of one of earliest national conferences in Warrington after they had decided to set a 20mph limit for most roads.


  • followed How 20mph limits benefits bus operators 2015-05-16 23:27:31 +0100

    How 20mph limits benefits bus operators

    Rather than being an added imposition, bus operators should see 20mph limits as benefiting their customers and resulting in lower operating costs .

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  • published Public Health wants 20mph Limits in Briefing Sheets 2015-05-15 20:43:16 +0100

    Public Health wants 20mph Limits

    Public Health leaders are increasingly identifying wide-area 20mph limits as key for liveability & health equality. Speed reduction tackles risk, inactivity, obesity, isolation & is child, disability, elderly & dementia friendly.

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  • Winning with 20mph: Awards and Desirability

    Warrington has won 20mph awards and praise as has Brighton.  Bristol was voted ‘most desirable city’ in the UK. Cambridge, Britain’s innovation centre, also has 20mph limits.  The UK’s most celebrated places are winning prestigious prizes for 20mph.

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  • published Our Team (contacts) in Who we are 2015-05-15 18:22:52 +0100

    Our Team

    Four people support our thousands of local campaigners and campaign leaders; councillors & officers; MPs; transport professionals; & the media:

    Rod King MBE

    Founder & Campaign Director

    07973 639781

    [email protected]

    @20splentyforus

     RodKing_at_Conference_Gdansk.jpg The Rosebank Centre
    Pepper Street
    Lymm
    Cheshire
    WA13 0JG

    Anna Semlyen

    Campaign Manager

    07572 120439

    [email protected]

    @AnnaSemlyen1

     Anna.jpg
    24 Grange Street
    York
    YO10 4BH

    Jeremy Leach

    London Campaign Co-ordinator

    07415 243015

    [email protected]

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    28 Sutherland Square
    London
    SE17 3EQ

    Adrian Berendt

    South East Co-ordinator

    07767 664999

    [email protected]

    @adrianberendt1 

    Adrian_Berendt.jpg

    59 Queen's Road
    Tunbridge Wells
    Kent
    TN4 9NA

    We are friendly and willing to help in any way we can. You can follow us on

    ..Twitter @20splentyforus

    ..and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/20splenty

    ..or our email at [email protected] 

    ..for inquiries outside the UK please email us:

    ..[email protected] for countries using km/h or

    ..[email protected] for countries using mph




  • published search 2015-05-11 20:35:01 +0100

    search

    You can search the whole of our website here. Note that it uses the Google search engine so will show generic internet results to your search first. Just scroll down further to find the results from this website. 


  • published Transitioning to National 20 in Briefing Sheets 2015-05-09 22:37:12 +0100

    Transitioning to National 20

     Presentation made by Rod King at the "20mph It's Miles Better" conference, Cambridge, 12th Mar 2015

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  • published Middle Way Interview in Briefing Sheets 2015-05-09 22:24:49 +0100

    Middle Way Interview

    20's Plenty for Us were approached by The Middle Way Society and held an interview with Rod King on the way that the the way that the campaign has developed.

    Hear the podcast.

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  • published View from Berlin in Briefing Sheets 2015-05-09 22:08:21 +0100

    View from Berlin

    Heike Aghte from Berlin is one of the leading campaigners for setting default 20mph or 30km/h limits in Europe and attended our 2015 20mph places conference in Cambridge on March 12th. Here we reproduce her notes on the conference.

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  • published London Update in Briefing Sheets 2015-05-09 22:01:50 +0100

    Our latest briefing on 20mph limits in London

    We provide an update on the state of 20mph adoption in London Boroughs.

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  • commented on Where we are 2018-09-19 05:33:44 +0100
    Thanks Christopher

    I have added Agen to our map with a 30kmh logo.

  • Local Transport Today interview with 20's Plenty for Us Founder

    Andrew Forster, editor of the UK’s Local Transport Today magazine, interviewed 20’s Plenty for Us founder, Rod King MBE. We reprint their article in its entirety. 

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