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20mph limits haven’t lived up to expectations – Manchester

SPEED LIMITS

Andrew Forster
17 March 2017
20mph: disappointing results
20mph: disappointing results

 

Manchester City Council has abandoned a proposed citywide roll-out of signed-only 20mph speed limits on residential streets, saying the accident results from the first phase have failed to live up to expectations. 

In 2013 the council allocated £500,000 of public health funds to deliver phase one of the 20mph speed limit policy, which was completed in August 2014. Officers said at the time that the lower limits were likely to reduce accidents, encourage walking and cycling, and...

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