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Category Archives: 20’s Plenty

Bristol’s 20mph zones work and should be copied across Britain (please note, Bath)

Photo at courtesy of @Bristol20mph

Last month a review of Bristol’s 20mph areas was published by UWE with coverage in local media (here, here and here). This adds to the growing weight of evidence backing city-wide lower speed limits (unlike a widely ridiculed ‘report’ from Bath and North East Somerset Council (BANES). UWE’s Bristol Twenty Miles Per Hour Limit Evaluation (BRITE) […]

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20mph in Bristol saves more than 4 lives a year

Photo at courtesy of @Bristol20mph

One of those lives saved could have been yours or a loved ones. We’ve campaigned for 20mph to be the default speed limit in Bristol for nearly 30 years and we welcome this report from UWE which also found an estimated cost saving of over £15m per year from the avoidance of fatal, serious and slight […]

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Induced Traffic and Traffic Evaporation

The recent debate on the proposed Callington “Relief” Road has brought the concept of “induced traffic” back into the limelight. And also the the related and much neglected evidence for “reduced traffic“, or the delightful concept of “traffic evaporation”. So what do these terms mean? Induced Traffic As car ownership and use have increased over […]

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Fighting for more air

On this website we previously covered the excellent BBC documentary Fighting For Air. At the end of the programme, viewers were informed they could use an air quality postcode checker, enabling anyone in the UK to see how their area faired on a simple scale of 1 – 6. However, we delved into this for […]

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Fighting for Air

On Wednesday 10 January, BBC Two aired Fighting for Air, a documentary looking at how a local community in Birmingham, aided by a BBC team, set about tackling pollution on their local high street. The street could have been a number of shopping streets in Bristol, with almost identical debates on issues involved. The solutions […]

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

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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 […]

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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. […]

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We say “20mph is Good for Bristol” at council debate

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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