It is smart for national governments to set national urban/village default speed limits of 20mph or 30km/h.
Local governments in towns, cities and villages around the world are rejecting nationally set 30mph or 50km/h speed limits as no longer “fit for purpose” in meeting the needs of citizens and society. 20mph or 30km/h is now seen as the maximum safe speed limit where motor vehicles mix with pedestrians and cyclists unless there are adequate segregated and crossing provisions.
National governments should set 20mph or 30km/h as their national default urban/village speed limit.Read more
The UN are calling for 20mph or 30km/h speed limits to become the norm in places where people on foot or on bicycle mix with motor vehicles. It is the key focus of the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week running from 17th-23rd May.
This is backed by science and the call from communities to set speed limits that are compatible with liveable communities.Read more
Use our new cost calculator to see how many casualties your Local Authority could save from implementing 20mph together with the financial benefits. Download the spreadsheet and enter your Local Authority's name to see how much your place could benefit from implementing 20mph.Read more
Ask your local election candidate to pledge their support for 20mph.
20s Plenty for Us has created a template letter for campaigners to ask their local council candidates to pledge support for 20mph. Originally designed for county council elections, the template can be adapted for use in (e.g.) Mayoral, Police and Crime Commissioner, borough / district or parish council elections.Read more
20s Plenty for Us has created a template letter for campaigners to ask local council candidates to pledge support for 20mph. Also included is a pledge card that the candidate can sign, be photographed with return to the local campaigner. As well as county council elections, the template can be adapted for other elections, such as Police and Crime Commissioner, borough / district and parish council.
Star community campaigner Amanda Russell has won a National Award from the charity Brake for 20mph volunteering. She began 20’s Plenty for Faversham and the town now has the first 20mph town-wide scheme in Kent. Bravo!Read more
It is important that our communities get that correct 20mph limit on our residential streets, our shopping streets, around our schools, and anywhere that we expect pedestrians and cyclists to mix with motor vehicles. Your authority can already set 20mph limits on most of your urban and village roads.
Remind the decision makers in your local authority that our communities need to join the many in the UK where the consensus is that 20's Plenty where people are, and have authority-wide default 20mph limits.
The Covid-19 Crisis is putting a huge load on our health and transport systems. As lock-down eases we can expect to see a massive increase in driving, cycling and walking. At the same time social distancing demands that people keep further apart when walking and cycling. Whilst local authorities can make some highway changes the government can take emergency action to reduce the national urban speed limit to 20mph to give everyone more time to avoid collisions and casualties. It has changed national speed limits in times of crisis before. Add your voice to asking MPs to do so again.Read more
Our campaign in support of doctors is very much one with public backing. Here we show videos from people around the country saying why they support the doctors in their call for an emergency national 20mph urban limit. You can share a video on social media just by clicking on the paper dart symbol when you hover over a video. Please do.
If you would like to record a video for adding your support then please email us as [email protected] and we will provide instructions.
Dr Adrian Davis
Dr Claire Mason
Prof Alan Tapp
Marieke de Jonge
Rod King MBE