20 mph campaign
Many groups around the UK are campaigning for 20 mph to be the default speed limit in residential areas, with 30 mph, 40 mph and 50 mph limits reserved for just a few major roads (e.g. the bus routes).
We are campaigning for this to be implemented on the Wirral.
March 2013: Through Area Forum funding, four small areas in the Wirral will soon have 20 mph speed limits (enforceable by the police). They are in Rock Ferry, Bromborough, Liscard and Moreton. Work has started on erecting the posts.
November 2012: Wirral Councils rollout of 20 mph speed limits has paused while the budget overspend is being addressed
In April 2012, Wirral Council published its plans. See the report here.
The maps are:
• west Wirral
• Wallasey, Birkenhead
• Bebington, Bromborough, Eastham
On 1 March 2010, Wirral Council agreed to fund comprehensive 20mph zones in residential areas.
Its budget for 2010-11, Item 10 (Improving Road Safety) reads
Comprehensive 20mph zones in residential areasThere will be signs at the start and end of the 20 mph zones with small repeater signs along the 20 mph routes. Additional physical measures such as speed humps will not be needed.
See press release at http://www.wirral-libdem.org.uk/News/PRESS%20RELEASE240210.htm
On 18th July 2011, at the full Wirral Council meeting, councillors voted to press ahead with 20mph speed limits on all non-major residential roads.
20 mph Campaign Material
From living streets website:
20's Plenty For Us national campaign group:
Interim Evaluation of the Implementation of 20 mph Speed Limits in Portsmouth: Final Report - (September 2010) Department for Transport.
Download from here.
|Last updated: 17 Dec 2014|