Webinar - Setting 30km/h and 20mph urban limits at national level - 20th May 2:30pm BST

So many cities, towns and counties have rejected their national default limits of 30mph or 50km/h and set lower limits for most roads. It is not because their roads are abnormal, but because the national limit is seen as no longer meeting the community needs. But that can and is being changed at national level.

Now that 20mph or 30km/h limit is accepted as the urban best practice norm, we examine the case for setting the limit at national level.  This provides so many benefits in terms of value for money, consistency, messaging and results.

  • Hear how Spain becomes first country to set its national urban 30km/h default in May 2021
  • Hear how Wales is planning a national 20mph default for 2023
  • Hear the benefits from national implementation over city by city
  • Hear the WHO global view on 30km/h urban limits
  • Hear the campaigner view on a 20mph national urban limit
  • Hear the medical and public health case for lower speeds

The webinar will be chaired by Deborah Sims, Senior Vice President, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation

Speakers already confirmed are :-

  • Álvaro Gómez Méndez, Head of the National Road Safety Observatory, DGT, Spain
  • Nhan Tran, Head of Safety and Mobility, WHO
  • Lee Waters, Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Wales
  • Scarlett McNally, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Eastbourne DGH[1]
  • Richard Thorold, Trustee, Louis Thorold Foundation
  • Rod King MBE, Founder and Campaign Director, 20’s Plenty for Us

After short presentations there will be a panel discussion answering questions from attendees.

Whether you are a campaigner, politician, transport engineer, road safety professional, public health professional or NGO you will find this webinar a ground-breaking one by discussing the UNGRSW call at a national level. It also shows the way forward to using 30km/h and 20mph limits as the foundation for the future liveability of our urban and village spaces, and for the UN's 2nd Decade of Action on Road Safety - 2021 to 2030.

The webinar is free and you can register here.

[1] Scarlett is also lead author for ‘Exercise the miracle cure’ and represents the Royal College of Surgeons of England on the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change

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  • Omar Nour
    commented 2021-05-18 11:33:56 +0100
    Would be nice if this was achieved but we also urgently need enforcement to go along with it. Numpties in high-powered cars already disregard speed limits as they recklessly hoon around on urban roads. Vehicle impounding and licence disqualification should cut most of it out, quick-sharp. Jail the inveterate remainder.

    As for Philip Purvis – well, there’s always one, isn’t there?
  • Philip Purvis
    commented 2021-05-16 15:54:47 +0100
    Completely ridiculous the green snot is winning 🙄
  • Rod King
    published this page in UNGRSW 2021 2021-05-08 20:51:12 +0100