20s Plenty for Us is calling for a 20mph national urban speed limit in order to make it possible for more children to play outdoors.
20s Plenty says 20mph limits “encourage parents to allow kids out so children can move, be fit, sporty, explore, have fun and see friends”.
The campaign group says “parents fear traffic, yet seem less aware that sitting inside has serious long-term developmental risks”, and that it “is the responsibility of adults to facilitate children’s active travel and play”.
20s Plenty also says permission to play out “doubled in South Edinburgh’s 20mph limit from 31% to 66%”, and cycling to school “tripled”.
Rod King MBE, founder of 20’s Plenty for Us, said: “Us adults must remember that streets ‘belong’ to children just as much as adults. 20mph streets to help children get about on their own is a universal aspiration. It’s a key reason why we ask for the national urban speed limit to be 20mph.”