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  • Phil Williams
    commented 2022-03-14 21:00:43 +0000
    Evening all,
    Does anyone have any example of leaflets please?
  • Janet Lunn
    commented 2020-08-15 09:56:53 +0100
    Litton Cheney has started a campaign!!
  • Graeme Allen
    commented 2020-05-10 15:30:37 +0100
    agree. 20mph in all residential areas where people live and encourages more walking and cycling.
  • Ayrton Shepherd
    commented 2020-05-10 14:22:17 +0100
    In my area it’s only 20mph where the schools are and I think we need it on all our side roads in Stockton-on-Tees
  • Terri Gagarin-Rawlings
    commented 2019-11-11 12:04:12 +0000
    Hi I am a retired Londoner, relocated to Fawley Waterside on the edge of the New Forest. I was a driving instructor and became disheartened by road kill and the deer, cattle and ponies killed in the Forest. I was happy to see Hythe do the first New Forest village trial which is not on your map .
    Now I would like to see all the villages, changed to 20 and a blanket coverage of the area of 30 and 40 on B roads. KEEP ALL DEATHs, OF THE ROADS
  • Andrew Stevenson
    commented 2019-08-14 15:55:08 +0100
    Hi, Thank you for this site, the more that know about it more will join. Could either a national newspaper, or a local area paper get involved?
    I live very near the A 47 and drivers use our village road as a cut though. Lets all do something to get this underway.
  • Andrew Stevenson
    commented 2019-08-14 15:55:04 +0100
    Hi, Thank you for this site, the more that know about it more will join. Could either a national newspaper, or a local area paper get involved?
    I live very near the A 47 and drivers use our village road as a cut though. Lets all do something to get this underway.
  • Andrew Stevenson
    commented 2019-08-14 15:55:02 +0100
    Hi, Thank you for this site, the more that know about it more will join. Could either a national newspaper, or a local area paper get involved?
    I live very near the A 47 and drivers use our village road as a cut though. Lets all do something to get this underway.
  • Andrew Stevenson
    followed this page 2019-08-14 15:49:52 +0100
  • Michael Heybrook
    commented 2019-07-04 18:07:20 +0100
    Chearsley needs a 20mph speed limit
  • Joy Bellingham
    commented 2019-05-03 20:48:28 +0100
    Hi Angie :)

    That sounds interesting and may work where possible. However our narrow road with minuscule pavement one side and narrow pavement on other .. and double yellow lines on both! So we don’t want to get parking tickets! :) … but I think the idea of creating a chicane is a very interesting one that I’m sure could be put into effect in some areas ?
  • angie mansfield
    commented 2019-05-03 10:39:43 +0100
    Take direct action !!
    We have taken the direct action to slow the vehicles on our road down. The residents now park their cars on either side of the road, spaced effectively to mimick the slowing effect of the concrete traffic island used effectively to slow traffic. This is not possible in all areas of all roads I realise but it does allow me, you, us of all, to take back control and have a real effect.

    Such is our frustration this is what we have had to do due to the ludicrous application of the government criteria particularly the 25 per mile average speed in order to qualify for a 20mph limit!! As such our heavily pedestrian used road is surrounded by a sea of 20mph signs and speed humps, these tiny roads, cul de sacs and roads where there is very little trough traffic have been give 20mph, while my road has a large playing field right next to it, with a kids play area, it is a road that has two primary schools at either end and shops at either end and is a rat run at rush hour does not have a single indication to be caustion or kill speed. It is 30mph but there is not a single sign to indicate this this or that there are children crossing to play in the park, and people with dogs, many of them elderly using the park. When a cat goes missing in this area more often than not it is found dead on this very long straight road – I have lost 2.

    We summised it is because this road is a major bus route to the city that there is no traffic calming or signs for 20mph Though our cars can’t be on the roads at all time due to obvious usage, if everybody on the road does it sometime there is usually enough to slow the traffic down intermittently.
  • Joy Bellingham
    commented 2019-04-03 19:09:04 +0100
    Hi Yvonne :)
    We are just now actionjng with stickers on our fast narrow road that has tiny pavement – unfortunately our local council are making the inner town area ( which we are happy about) but ignoring a road immediately out of this zone which really Is more dangerous !

    Get public to phone police 101 to report accident and get reference number – the council get monthly traffic reports so they can then have HARD evidence to not wiggle on! Anecdotal evidence ( ie writing directly to your transport department and local councillor with the incidents is helpful too to create a paper trail ) but 101 is very needful too!

    We had a resident donate 70 stickers and between us we have given them out – also involve your local paper – do a local petition asking for action and give reasons why !

    Get a meeting with your local
    Council to raise it as a Cause of local concern – showing them evidences and petitions etc.

    Councils can be hard work – but people power does work !!
  • grame alen
    commented 2018-09-14 17:00:22 +0100
    In my view 20mph limits are not simply for the benefit of car users or for improving road safety but about developing and creating livable environments near roads where people can safely walk, cycle and enjoy community life. I agree keep 30mph where there are no houses, no cyclists, no pedestrians, no pavements, no parks, schools, or shops etc but motorists need to realise the beneficial effect of a 10mph speed reduction on the communities they travel through and thats why I fully support 20mph speed limits.
  • Dom Ferrit
    commented 2018-09-14 14:27:13 +0100
    Think this is a stupid Idea. Its should be 20 in a school zone, and in urban areas with limited visibility and space, however its getting silly now. Too many pointless 20 limits are being put up, it’s frustrating to drive in, and it’s having a negative effect on both infrastructure and productivity.
  • Rod King
    commented 2018-06-17 11:22:53 +0100
    Hi Jane

    I think that you will find the parking charge issue will come and go. But unless people campaign for lower speed limits then it is unlikely that the consensus change about how we drive in the presence of people will ever change. Waiting for some sort of technical solution will take some time and needs that consensus change.

    Across the country and county campaigns are making a difference and making the strong support for lower speed limits visible to councillors so that they can set the correct speed limits. We will contact you to see how we can help further and also link up with other campaigns in the area, including the Kent wide campaign.

    Best wishes

  • Jane Mccourt
    commented 2018-06-16 21:39:48 +0100
    I tried to campaign for 20 in my small town but felt that I did not have much support and I now see that the whole place is up in arms and marching with banners because the council are putting in parking charges.
    The majority of people are able bodied and drive around and want to get around quickly and cheaply and don’t see themselves as part of a problem.
    Before imposing 20 mph it seems logical (to me) to find a fool proof method of adherence to limits – which is recorded within your own car and that issues a fine or some kind of deterrent via the insurance companies, rather than speed cameras and voluntary speed watch groups.
    I literally get people honking and beeping and harassing me for travelling at 30!
    Until that sort of attitude is knocked on the head then 20 signs are unlikely to make much difference
    There are some 20 stretches here at school times and hardly anyone bothers to slow down, unless there is a traffic jam.
  • Chris Palmer
    commented 2018-06-16 16:15:33 +0100
    I live in a residential street in Southend-on-sea, we currently have a 30MPH speed limit, but there’s car’s doing far higher speeds than that on it. I’d like to see the speed limit reduced to 20MPH, due to the street makeup, elderly, disabled and families with young children, with many of us having pets. However, the local council needs to make sure those speeds are adhered to. Speed bumps are no good, due to emergency service access. Hope people in Southend can make this happen.
  • Al Ceramics
    commented 2018-03-15 06:49:21 +0000
    Last night I had to pick up the dead dismembered body of my lovely cat and furry companion from my road.
    My kids and I cried ourselves to sleep.
    Back in August my son’s friend got run over and it was a hit and run. I started a campaign to implement traffic calming measures for our road, contacted our Couincillor, after e series of email exchanges I got told that the council had visited the road and assessed that it was not eligible for any calming measures as there hasn’t been enough ( human ) deaths or incidents .

    Pets are fatalities are not considered in their statistics.

    At no point we have seen any officers visiting and now that my cat has died I have emailed my councillor requesting a review.

    My councillor David Livett sent me a response which explains that 20mph limit cannot be implemented on the bases that studies have been conducted with the results showing that it causes more accidents.

    I want to actively campin for making my road safe and would appreciate some advice.
  • Jordan Irlen
    commented 2018-01-24 18:02:57 +0000
    I think its great that you are trying to make public areas less dominated by cars, vans, lorrys etc. You can see that the DVLA are certainly trying to cut down on traffic congestion in these types of areas recently, you can see here that more parking tickets are being issued by the DVLA more frequently.
    My site:
  • Graeme Allen
    commented 2017-10-03 16:21:31 +0100
    I live along a busy residential road in Enfield North London and have found the website very useful in helping set up a campaign for 20mph speed limit along our road.
  • Becky Hunt
    commented 2017-09-19 20:43:52 +0100
    Please could I have some advice/information on how to set up a group and where to start with slowing traffic. I’ve already been to parish council meeting, sent over 100 names to local councillors. Been told 20 would never happen.
  • Carole Bartram
    commented 2017-08-13 19:10:10 +0100
    I live in the village of Hamsterley Bishop Auckland and we need
    A speed slow down .
    Because we get all the mountain bike enthusiast s rushing to Hamsterley forest without any consideration when passing through.
    We have a lot of horse riders , walkers using the roads also.
    So seriously think that we of all should have a slow down set up .
  • Sally Look
    commented 2017-06-05 11:45:08 +0100
    Please could you send me details / information on setting up a campaign. Many thanks
  • Ml Waycool
    commented 2017-05-02 15:37:06 +0100
    I live in a small town in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, USA. It is a beautiful area at the base of many ski areas with tons of outdoor seasonal sports, hiking and biking mountains, rivers and lakes. During our tourist seasons, the small side streets are crowded with pedestrians and fast moving cars. I was in Scotland recently and saw this great campaign on many side/rural roads. How can I get started in acquiring these great signs for my home town?
  • Joy Bellingham
    commented 2017-03-16 22:35:18 +0000
    Hello, I have campaigned through my local councillor for 5 years now, and raised a petition of 200 + signatures, attended council meetings, heard of feasibility studies done, 2 speed studies done, and now MORE studies to be done about a road that is very narrow in our Shrewsbury town. It is not wide enough for 2 cars to pass safely at points without coming within inches or indeed hitting pedestrians elbows etc. Because no one has been killed on this road – no real action is taken. We asked for a 20 mph restriction but got the answer : we have to do studies and its not that easy etc etc.. years later we are still gridlocked with the powers that be. Your organisation sounds fabulous. Can you advise what our local councillor and / or residents can do please?
  • Rod King
    commented 2017-02-23 13:17:05 +0000

    You, of course have a right to your opinion. But it is the fact that different people have differing views on what is the correct speed limit on particular roads that is why limits are mandatory and such decisions are taken by local traffic authorities who are in a position to consider all the risks and consequences of vehicle speeds.
  • A Walsh
    commented 2017-02-23 12:51:23 +0000
    20 is far to slow on normal roads, outside schools I can see it justified, 20 is bad !
  • Ian Platt
    commented 2017-01-28 15:21:46 +0000
    At a recent Parish Council meeting here in Goodworth Clatford, 1 item on the agenda attracted a number of the village to attend. A short e-mail asking the PC to look at the introduction of 20mph through the village.
    Following much discussion and all positive, we have set up a small Working Group to start a campaign to bring 20mph limits across the village roads.
    We would appreciate some guidance on how to set up a campaign, where is best to get resources such as designing a website/facebook page, a banner and a logo and many other parts to work on.
    We have the people, we just need some guidance on next steps.

  • Alexandra Johnson
    commented 2017-01-20 08:12:23 +0000
    Hello, please can I have some advice on how to achieve this in my area. I live in Crystal Palace in South East London right near the triangle, the pedestrian walkways are narrow and the cars drive aggressively or speed through at crazy speeds if and when they can. Tragically my little puppy got hit and died on Wednesday morning and in honour of her (we don’t have children, she was our baby) I’d like to bring about road and traffic changes so that it’s a safer place for everyone.
    Many thanks,