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.
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.
Elected county or city councillors (in Unitary Local Authorities) have powers to set speed limits. Not MPs, district or parish councillors. Campaign targets are mainly the top (cabinet level) councillors. They have budget control/money. Officers eg highways employees do not set or update policy. Aim to update policy through councillors.Read more
County-wide campaigns are when 20’s Plenty branches across a highway authority area jointly call for 20mph limits. Rather than compete for funds, campaigns work together for the policy commitment to giving all built up areas wide 20mph limits. Unity is powerful and it’s the most cost-effective policy.Read more
If your council’s policy doesn’t yet support wide area 20mph signed limits, then an update to align it with public health best practice is needed. How? Tactics include calling for a best practice update to the Cabinet Member for Transport, Leader, Director of Public Health, scrutiny or in manifestos.Read more
On 5th June Hampshire County Council published a report reviewing its trial of 20mph limits. Whilst we believe that the trials were poorly implemented they still gathered support from communities and in our eyes were moderately successful. We were disappointed that rather than analysing what it could do better in providing future 20mph limits to communities the report chose to ignore its own failures in implementating best practice and instead recommend against future similar schemes.
Here we critique the report in detail and call on Hampshire County Council to review its policy on 20mph limits.
The following critique may be downloaded hereRead more
In December 2017, various newspapers published articles with variations of "Streets where more people died AFTER 20mph limit came in ...but councillors say it's too expensive to scrap it". They had picked up on an article in the Bath Chronicle about a report submitted by a Bath and North East Somerset Council officer to their Scrutiny Committee in July 2017. In fact the committee rejected the report and took no action as a result of it.
In fact the report did NOT include any details of "deaths" and only compared "killer or seriously injured" across various wards. In doing so it was comparing very small numbers such as 0.8 and 0,6 for previous and after periods. Any statistician will tell you that such comparisons have no statistical significance and are heavily influence by the randomness of crashes rather than representing any trends.
However we did a thorough analysis of the results in the report and these show that :-Read more
Has your Council considered the policy options for built up area speed limits recently? Scrutiny is when back bench Councillors research best practice. It’ll find wide-area 20mph limits can save society millions in injuries, physical activity levels and air pollution. Here’s an ‘oven ready’ 20mph topic scoping template. Please do submit it today by email via your council’s democratic services.Read more