There are a number of Community Speedwatch groups helping to make the 20mph areas in Bristol more effective. The group in Greater Bedminster is made up of BCyC members and they have shared the results of their observations. Figures from 2014 showed that 20mph limits were having an effect but with some specific problem areas.
In 2015 over a thousand vehicles were checked with 14% going over 25mph (including one at 46mph!). There is a noticable improvement over 2014, however the threshold for recording has increased in 2015 from 24 to 26mph. The group is not going to monitor Raleigh Road any more as a new speed table appears to have had a significant effect.
There are occasional training sessions run by the police for those who wish to join or set up a Speedwatch group. You can find out more from the police website.
|Date||Time||Duration||Location||Total Vehicles||Speeding||%||Average of speeders|
|31/03/15||09:05||30||North Street||113||20||18%||27.7 mph|
|15/05/15||15:30||30||Duckmoor Road||107||26||24%||28.8 mph|
|02/02/15||09:00||30||Duckmoor Road||80||19||24%||28.3 mph|
|27/04/15||09:25||15||Duckmoor Road||123||9||7%||27.8 mph|
|15/05/15||15:30||30||Duckmoor Road||107||26||24%||29.0 mph|
|29/10/15||09:00||30||Raleigh Road outbound||43||4||9%||26.3 mph|
|05/11/15||09:05||35||Duckmoor Road||82||21||26%||27.6 mph|
|26/11/15||08:50||35||Bedminster Parade||136||11||8%||27.4 mph|
|12/12/15||09:45||25||North Street||176||6||3%||29.3 mph|
|17/12/15||09:15||30||Bedminster Parade||114||7||6%||26.9 mph|