Bristol could get citywide 20mph speed limit

photo Respected studies in Greater London have proved the value of 20mph speed limits in saving lives


The whole of Bristol could eventually see a 20mph speed limit, after a successful trial in the south of the city.

The policy was aimed at improving safety and encouraging people to walk and cycle.

Asked on local radio if a citywide 20mph limit was the objective, councillor Jon Rogers said, "I think that would be what we would try to do.

"The message we are getting is people feel 20mph is quite fast enough where people live, so why not?"

LCC communications officer Mike Cavenett said, "The evidence that 20mph saves many lives in residential areas in very strong. And not just cyclists, but motorcyclists, car drivers and walkers too.

"It's a policy that makes cities safer and better places to live."

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