Scottish Government commitment to 20mph limits supports Active Travel and aligns with global best practice
With the Welsh government already committed to a national default 20mph limit for urban and village roads, the Scottish Government has announced that it plans for 20mph to become the norm in built-up areas. This aligns with global best practice that 20mph or 30km/h is the maximum permissible speed on roads used by pedestrians and cyclists unless a higher limit is evidentially safe. It is a key component of Scotland’s response to the Climate Emergency and helps to support Active Travel.Read more
Global pressure is mounting on legislators to reset speed limits for #Streetsforlife – designed for flourishing human activities. Whether protecting humans and quality of life in Kent or Kenya, it’s 20mph/30kmh that’s global best practice where people mix with motors. Norming 20mph/30kmh is the sole call of the biennial UNGRSW by the UN and WHO. Local politicians must update policy to #ActOn20mph #Love20 #Love30.
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In 2019 the Welsh Government said that 20mph should be the default speed limit for residential areas. The Task Force Group it set up to “identify the practical actions needed to implement this change” has now reported. The Senedd will debate “Introducing 20mph Speed Limits in Wales” in its session on 15th July 2020.Read more
Here are the 60 second videos we recorded at our 20's Plenty for Wales Conference from presenters and delegates.
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A sell out conference of 100 delegates met in Cardiff to share best practice on how to make streets healthier in Wales by reducing road risk at source through 20mph limits with a focus on 20mph as a national urban default.
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People want 20mph streets. Fortunately, 20mph limits are affordable and do-able. What’s the best method? The Welsh Government can lead with a 20mph default for built up areas. This is a cost-effective win-win all round – eg for the legal process, consultation, signage, engagement, higher compliance and enforcement.Read more
The Institute of Welsh Affairs in its recent report on “Decarbonising Transport in Wales” has called for a default 20mph urban limit as a key recommendation to enable Wales to meet its projected energy demands entirely by 2035.