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)
  • Public support for 20mph limits holds firm, new study reveals

    It's good to see yet another new report about the popularity of 20mph limits, this one from UWE academics published on the Bristol Health Partners website: Seven in every 10 adults in Great Britain support the introduction of 20mph speed limits in busy streets, according to a major new survey.The poll conducted by YouGov earlier this year found 72 per cent of the 3,000 respondents backed the limit in busy streets, with 21 per cent

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  • 20mph saves emissions, energy AND lives

    The 20mph debate rages on in Bristol, with murmurings of potential reversal, Bristol Cycle Campaign want to shed some facts on an important aspect – Energy and Emissions. We've even got a handy infographic. One controversial argument often heard is that a vehicle travelling at 20mph has higher fuel consumption and emissions than at 30mph. Whilst it is true that the gearing on most passenger cars means that traveling on an empty motorway at 20 instead

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  • We say "20mph is Good for Bristol" at council debate

    Following the success of the "Keep and extend 20mph limits" petition with over 4,000 signatures, there was a full council debate on March 15th. We put in a written submission in support BCyC Statement March2016 Keeping and extending Bristol 20mph Areas. There was 'shock and awe' when the Bristol Post came out in support as well. They seemed to have been swayed by the arguments that Bristol’s Better at 20. Here's the text of our

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  • 20's Plenty petition success

    We've done it! Over 4,000 people have signed the petition supporting 20mph, which closes on Sunday 31st January 2016. Congratulations to the hard work of our team of 20's Plenty campaigners and supporters.  It was important that there was strong response to balance a petition last year that wanted the limits abolished. The fact is however that 20mph is highly successful and strongly supported across Bristol, and nationally (1), because it benefits everyone and has

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  • Text of online debate on 20mph in Bristol

    There was an 'live tweetchat' about Bristol 20mph on 19th January. This was initiated by Hannah Taylor, Bristol Council Community Engagement Officer for "Bristol’s Better at 20". Catch up on the conversation below. Some interesting points and involvement from Brake, Sustrans, 20's Plenty For Us, Living Streets and health professionals from UWE and public health. It's not too late to add your name to the petition in favour [View the story "Bristol 20mph first #Bristol20phChat" on Storify]

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  • Bristol Health Partners back 20

    Dr Suzanne Audrey, co-director of the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT), is encouraging everyone to get behind the petition in favour of keeping and extending 20mph speed limits in Bristol. - See more here.

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  • Speed awareness courses for 20mph

    News comes through that there are now speed awareness courses for those caught speeding in 20mph areas. Drivers speeding between 24 and 31mph can now be required to attend the 4 hour 20mph Speed Awareness Courses at 8 venues across Avon and Somerset, South Wales, North Wales and Gwent Police Authorities. This follows the adoption by the Police and Crime Commissioner of Road Safety as an additional priority (we prefer a Road Danger Reduction approach).

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  • 20mph - Keep up the Pressure

    How are you finding 20mph? Has cycling utopia arrived on the 20mph streets you ride along? Are you finding motor traffic running slower? Or are you finding the new limits are being completely ignored by everyone? As the 20mph areas are widened out further and if we want to make our streets more pleasant and safe for cycling, we need to make sure 20mph works. One way to ensure this is to volunteer for Community

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