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20 is Plenty

Twenty is Plenty. Lower speeds on roads where people live, walk and shop benefit everyone, particularly the old and young. People also feel less intimidated about cycling, and our car journey times are barely affected. The encouragement this gives people to choose active travel has enormous consequences for improved health, well being and air quality for everyone in Bristol.

We strongly support the city-wide 20mph areas and want these extended to every residential street in the Greater Bristol. We support a ‘Total Twenty’ approach where higher speeds limits are an exception, and only where there is protected Space for Cycling. There is an excellent website with all the evidence at Bristol’s Better at 20.

Recent posts about 20’s Plenty (click for full list)

  • Yes, Bristol's sign-only 20mph intervention reduces speed (yet another study finds)

    Yes, Bristol's sign-only 20mph intervention reduces speed (yet another study finds)

    We're big fans of the Essential Evidence series of one page summaries of peer-reviewed literature on current transport policies and practice. This is produced by Bristol based Dr Adrian Davis in order to ensure that academic research and evidence informs implementation of planning and policy. Although sadly one recent summary shows that politicians are far more resistant to this than professionals and communities (No 187: Examining the politics of transport planning). Summary No 185 is

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  • Our response to the 20mph consultation

    Our response to the 20mph consultation

    20mph speed limits on most streets and roads in Bristol has been one of Bristol Cycling's campaigns (Twenty's Plenty) from the beginning. We encouraged as many BCyC members as possible to respond to the consultation in 2018 (7 Reasons Einstein would support 20 mph) and we were pleased at the overwhelmingly positive response the council received. We put in our own formal submission as well, as below or click here Response to 20mph consultation 2018.

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  • 20 mph and the Clean Air Zone

    20 mph and the Clean Air Zone

    Bristol City Councils 20 mph review finishes today. In this consultation, the potential of 20 mph to help meet the National Air Quality Objectives (NAQOs) for NO2 and PM10 emissions, for which Bristol exceeds, has almost completely been ignored. Instead, a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) has been proposed to tackle this as part of central governments Clean Air Framework. A CAZ would attempt to reduce air pollution by encouraging residents and businesses to purchase a

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  • 7 Reasons Einstein would support 20 mph

    7 Reasons Einstein would support 20 mph

    ACTION: Please take a moment to respond to the Bristol 20mph Review Our lives fundamentally rely on energy. It puts food on our table, gets us to and from work, powers our offices and factories. The more we use, the more money it costs us. Our demand for it causes wars, our generation of it emits harmful gases. Almost every issue 20mph raises is energy related and the answer to each, along with many of

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  • Bristol consulting on 20 mph speed limit

    Bristol consulting on 20 mph speed limit

    Bristol are consulting on 20 mph speed limits in the city (20mph Limits Review). We believe the city-wide 'Total Twenty' approach has been good for walking and cycling, and the evidence supports this. We're concerned that the review seems to be wholly focussed on reversing this and allowing 30mph on many roads. There is almost no mention of eduction or enforcement measures to embed the change. We're asking everyone to respond to the review. There

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