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 however that 20mph 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 not too late to…

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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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Community Speedwatch in Bedminster 2015

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…

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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 the Police and Crime…

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Anti 20mph group forced to withdraw misleading ad

We received this update on 12th Nov 2014 from the Brighton cycle campaign, Bricycles, about their success in challenging misleading claims about 20mph areas and casualties.  Bristol’s city-wide 20mph scheme continues to be rolled out with the sensible strap line ‘A little bit slower. A whole lot better’. Further detailed information can be found on the 20’s Plenty for…

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Council calls for halt to 20mph speed limits

Conservative and Labour councillors in Bristol have voted to call on the mayor to stop his roll-out of 20mph speed limits on roads across the city. Here and here. However Mayor George Ferguson insisted the roll-out of Bristol’s 20mph zones should continue, saying they “decrease accidents and save lives”. This is another disturbing example of how local councillors and indeed neighbourhood partnerships fail to…

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