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We’ve slowed down traffic in residential streets – now let’s reduce it

Rachel Aldred, University of Westminster
05 February 2016
Rachel Aldred is a senior lecturer in transport at the University of Westminster.
Rachel Aldred is a senior lecturer in transport at the University of Westminster.

 

Physics tells us that faster-moving motor vehicles pose more risk to pedestrians and cyclists. This is backed up by research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine showing that London’s 20mph zones succeed in reducing casualties. And across the country it’s increasingly accepted that motorists should stick to 20mph in residential streets.

This has been welcomed by many advocating walking, cycling, and liveable neighbourhoods. And they’re right. But it’s...

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