Rod King, the founder of 20’s Plenty for Us, received his MBE from the Queen at an investiture at Buckingham Palace on 28 November.
Rod King founded 20’s Plenty for Us in 2007 as a voluntary organisation to support communities wanting lower speeds. Since then 20’s Plenty has been highly successful in making the case for lower speeds and now has 216 local campaigns. Rod’s efforts as campaign director are still voluntary, but are now complemented by dedicated staff in York and London.
20’s Plenty’s current “Time for 20” campaign calls for the DfT to change the regulations so that repeater signs are no longer required on 20mph streets, but only on remaining 30mph roads.
Rod King commented: “To be honoured with an MBE for ‘Services to Road Safety’ is significant not only as recognition of my personal efforts but also of the enormous progress which has been made in establishing lower speeds as the norm on community roads.
“We are moving from a past tradition of accepting that motor vehicles could dominate where people lived, worked and shopped into one where we share the streets more equitably and enable people to choose to walk or cycle without fear of fast traffic.”
Click here to read the full 20’s Plenty for Us news release.