- West Mercia Police, Public Health, National Heart Forum, Keith
Barrow all support slower speeds.
- Liz Kessler Urban Designer recognises more walk-able streets boost
local business through increased footfall.
- Oswestry Town Centre has been surveyed with an average speed of 21mph; this means the top speed is approximately 40mph!
- Shrewsbury will soon benefit from a coherent 20mph scheme across its Town Centre.
- Over 200 campaigns either implemented or in progress across UK.
- Implementation of 20mph is inexpensive at less than £5 per person.
- 80% of people support 20s Plenty where implemented.
- Shropshire Roads Policy seems to have a technical note that does
not quite follow the DfT Guidance
where 20mph should be the normal limit for residential streets; it
appears that if 1 Local Shropshire Councillor is opposed it could prevent implementation.
Peter Alun Cherrington, Oswestry East Division
Vince Hunt, Oswestry West Division
Some of the many Benefits of 20mph…
- Improves road safety and reduces injury severity should impact occur.
- Reduces vehicle running costs, lowers emissions and creates smoother traffic flow at junctions
- 20mph provides a
foundation to increase walking and cycling, reduces health problems and
increases visits to local shops.