Robert Molteno and Susie Morrow of 20’s Plenty for Wandsworth and Wandsworth Living Streets have won the 20’s Plenty for Us Campaigner of the Year Award. We congratulate their skillful, consistent voluntary work to improve their streets.
20’s Plenty for Us helps volunteers to persuade elected Councillors to agree to 20mph limits. We recruit and assist people to be effective local activists for 20mph limit signs and education. Anyone can use our resources and advice to make lobbying easier. 20’s Plenty for Us is the leading UK campaign for 20mph. We are FREE to join. Contact us today to help you get civilised speeds.Read more
Three quarters say 20mph is the right speed limit for most streets. It is best practice where there are pedestrians and cyclists such as home streets, town centres, shopping areas and where people work or go to school. You can request 20mph signs.Read more
Vincent Walsh has been recognised for his voluntary services to 20mph campaigning at the National 20mph conference in London. The Manchester based campaigner successfully persuaded his local authority to roll out 20mph limits.Read more
20’s Plenty for Us is now 300 campaign branches strong and UK-wide. Selling in Kent is the latest place where volunteers are supported by the national 20mph campaign lobbying for safer, better streets.Read more
Many of the shire counties have been behind the urban authorities in implementing 20mph limits. This blog explores some of the statements made by councils in explaining their reluctance to implement and how most of them use a false interpretation of current government guidance.Read more
28 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.
Wales has already legislated for 20mph to become the national speed limit to be effective 17th Sept 2023. Scotland has a committed to making 20mph the norm across all councils by 2025. Northern Ireland has a single Highway Authority which has not made any commitments to 20mph as a norm yet.
In England, many communities already have 20mph, even though the Local Authority has not yet implemented a policy of 20mph as the norm for all residential areas. This includes places like Norwich (Norfolk), Tonbridge(Kent), Chichester(West Sussex) and many others - we estimate covering over 500,000 people in total.
See here for a map of 20mph places in the UK
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 speedsRead more
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.Read more
Door stepping is key to canvassing local opinion. Election candidates and resident’s associations are recommended to ask if wide-area, default 20mph limits are popular. 20mph is an affordable pledge that all ages can support. It’s a deliverable promise for a better community.Read more