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Road management / Maintenance, Road safety, England

Pressure for blanket 20mph limits

A plan to extend 20mph speed limits across most residential roads in England within ten years will be considered at the Liberal Democrat conference next month.

A conference motion says the Government should give councils financial support to reduce speed limits from 30mph and that a DfT minister should be “put in charge of the national conversion to 20mph limits in residential areas and report at least annually”.

The motion has been tabled by Sarah Osborne, a Lib Dem councillor on...

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25 Aug 2012

LB Islington is trying to cover all its local roads with a 20mph limit, bus routes and all.

The proposals are quite bizarre as where there is joint responsibility for a section of road with another borough, it is a 30 limit, but if the road is then wholly in Islington for a few metres / yards, it is to be 20mph.

Blanket 20mph restrictions are not practical, local road 20mph restrictions are.

Right speed in the right place.