Trial results represent ‘conclusive yes’ for 20mph: 20’s Plenty for Us
A trial of 20mph limits in Edinburgh resulted in improved perceptions of safety, and cycling and walking levels increased, according to the campaign group 20’s Plenty for Us.
20’s Plenty also says that the number of children cycling to school trebled, and parental permission for outside play doubled, as a result of South Central Edinburgh’s 20mph limit trial.
The campaign group says the results represent a ‘conclusive yes’ to community wide 20mph limits.
The post-trial report shows support for 20mph rose from 68% before to 79% after, and the number who considered cycling to be unsafe fell from 26% to 18%. The number of children cycling to school rose from 4% to 12%, and the percentage of children allowed to play on the pavement or street rose from 31% to 66%. On average, vehicle speeds fell by 1.9mph.
The report concludes: “Collectively, these conditions offer the ingredients to create ‘liveable’ streets, and help encourage behaviour change through increased active travel in the longer-term.”
Rod King MBE, founder of 20’s Plenty for Us, said: “Edinburgh’s results prove again how wide-area 20mph limits can civilise streets and win popular endorsement. Residents feel the benefits.
“Councillors and public health directors can be confident that 20mph limits are evidenced as the right way forward for our public realm.”
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