We now have banners available which are 2m long and 60cm high. Why not encourage your school to purchase one for their fence? Remind drivers that 20mph limits are about enabling the community to feel and enable people to feel more comfortable walking and cycling.
The banners come with eyelets and are from 210gsm polyester fabric which may be washed and recycled.
They cost £35 each plus £10 for post and packing. To purchase 1, 2 or 3 banners then just click on the £45, £80 or £115 donations buttons on the left and this will trigger us sending you the banners. Please allow approx 5 working days for delivery. For more than 3 banners or deliveries outside UK please contact us.Donate
Children used to roam further than now. There’s COVID yes, but they still need to go places alone. Traffic fear is key. Wide 20mph limits enable kids to get out - to relatives, friends, parks, shops, play, walk, scoot and cycle. Confident, sociable, independent, healthy, active travel habits form on safer streets. Obesity, anxiety and loneliness reduce. Families lead better lives. They say “it takes a village to raise a child” – and that’s so much better with a 20mph limit.Read more
I was asked to write a blog for BRAKE's 2019 Road Safety Week. I started with what I think is an inspiring and very relevant quote from Nelson Mandela :-
"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children."
And that must be the question we ask of politicians. Who do they treat better: The child who wants to walk or cycle to their school or the adult who wants to drive to work?Read more
People in Wiltshire could think that their council is being progressive by its plans to allow schools to request a 20mph zone outside their school. Whilst in its press release it says :-
"We want to balance the needs of local people with the need to ensure children can travel to and from school safely, and I think this is a great way to do that"
and in its web news release actually shows a picture of a mandatory 20mph zone (you can tell its mandatory because it uses a red circle) but what we have confirmed with them is that it is actually only offering is an advisory temporary limit which any driver with knowledge of the highway code knows is not mandatory. In fact the actual speed limit on the road remains at 30mph.
We call upon Wiltshire council to stop misinforming its parents and children about its intentions and what they can request.Read more
Cheshire East Council to spend £1m telling drivers its not mandatory to go slower around schools and on community streets
Yes, it's true. Whilst across the North West councils are implementing mandatory and enforceable 20mph limits on community roads, including around schools, in Cheshire East (Macclesfield, Knutsford, Crewe, Wilmslow, Nantwich, Congleton, Holmes, Chapel, Middlewich..) the council is using expensive part-time signs that say slowing down to 20mph is advisory.Read more
Children are recommended an hour of active play daily, ideally outdoors. With wide area 20mph limits they can more safely reach the best play locations. 20mph is child protection. It encourages parents to allow kids out so children can move, be fit, sporty, explore, have fun and see friends. Playing out encourages walking or cycling to school.Read more
20mph limits support our universal rights to freedom of movement, clean air and freedom from intimidation. Authorities who civilise roads with 20mph limits care about public health and child protection. 20mph supports fairness and public sector equality duties.Read more
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.Read more
Here we "bust" all the 20mph myths that opponents so often use as an argument against implementing an appropriate limit for residential, urban and village streetsRead more
Children and families are big winners from slower speeds. Wide 20mph limits help parents and children to get around locally. Less danger or parent ‘taxi-duty’ and more walking and cycling means healthier, happier families with extra money to spend.Read more