Many communities want a culture change in how public spaces are shared. It takes a shift in thinking for BIG results - away from car dominance towards streets for people. Wide area 20mph limits are essential to move us in the right direction in our travel and exercise habits. Public health and many other things improve at 20mph.
20'S PLENTY IN TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Evidence shows that a reducing speed limits to 20mph in Tunbridge Wells will lead to:
- a reduction in road related injury and death;
- decrease in traffic congestion, increase in journey times;
- increase in cycling and walking, benfits to residents' health.
There are various arguments made against introducing 20mph speed limits but many of them are simply untrue. Would a 20mph speed limit in Tunbridge Wells lead to longer journey times, more pollution and have no impact of safety? Find out about this and more in the City Of Edinburgh Council's excellent myth busting guide.
The City Of Edinburgh Council are now introducing 20pmh speed limits in residential roads, shopping streets as well as the city centre after three years of research and public consultation. Read about the success of their trial here.
WIDE AREA 20MPH LIMITS ARE EXREMELY POPULAR
Resident approval is strong and it rises after wide area signed 20mph limits are put in. In Bristol 20 mph’s popularity has gone up significantly since the pilots. “Residents’ support for a maximum speed limit on their own street of 20 mph or less rose after implementation from 73% to 88%."
WANT TO MAKE TUNBRIDGE WELLS A MORE DESIRABLE PLACE TO LIVE?
If you want to live in a more pleasant town then 20mph limits can help to make this happen. Read about other places in the UK where a 20mph limit has led to higher desirability ratings and awards here.