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At the #20splenty 2019 conference...

The @UWEBristol @publichealthuwe study of 20mph zones/limits found “a statically significant reduction in fatal injuries across the city”...even in 30mph zones, which saw a spillover reduction in speed.

Do we need any more evidence?!
Yay @chriscities always has the best slides! Currently melting our brains with ‘behavioural urbanism’. To change behaviour, make walking & cycling and being in public spaces joyous and effortless and driving uninviting. Hedonistic streets...?

@UM_Streets #20splenty
@20sPlentyFav campaigners in Faversham created a ‘protest map’ of red dots where people feel unsafe to walk & cycle. One part of a brilliant campaign that led to approval of 20mph across Faversham & beyond.
@Phil_PJA says removing the central white line on the South Circular reduced traffic speeds by 2mph (or more? - he’s moved on and I forget). Lovely idea of ‘community corners’ turning parking into seating etc and also slowing cars
Also, did you know that ‘exceedance’ is a word?! #20splenty
Stephen Jones on the importance of walking/cycling connections to public transport. Development of new homes is entrenching car-dependent lifestyles - no public transport and some new estates don’t even bother with pavements 😱#20splenty
Now looking at the international perspective. Road collisions are the leading cause of death worldwide for age 5-29 @WHO
The Welsh government are proposing 20mph as the default for the whole country 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 #NoBrainer #20splenty
Unless we tackle motor traffic dominance - that fundamental imbalance of power - people are not going to shift to other transport modes. Lee Waters, Welsh Government #20splenty
External cost of transport in Europe is 1 trillion euros a year (eg air pollution, casualties). The answer is restrict car use and slow it down. Jonathan Passmore, @WHO #20splenty
216 lives saved in six months when France reduced national speed limit from 90 to 80kph - sadly political will gave in to public complaints and the limit was raised - along with casualties. Leadership is crucial. Matthew Baldwin, EC #20splenty
Studies show that across Europe people are willing to cycle but only if the environment is safe enough to do so. Dovile Adminaite, European Transport Safety Council #20splenty
Roads are “the coal face of public protection” - because that’s where people are most likely to die. Rod King, @20splentyforus
The problem police face is: *speeding is not seen as a crime*
80% of those killed and seriously injured in London were walking, cycling or on a motorbike.
#VisionZero Action Plan focuses on road danger reduction rather than ‘road safety’. Stuart Reid, @TfL
@TfL is rolling out 20mph over its whole network 👍
Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) being fitted to London’s bus fleet - driver will not be able to override. Linked to digital speed map. Will also set pace for general traffic. #20splenty
Enfield’s hero (for outstanding policing on the A10) @SuptAndyCox now speaking #20splenty
122 road deaths in London this year. 37% caused by speeding. Yet barely mentioned in the press - an ‘acceptable norm’. Except for the bereaved 😢 #20splenty
@SuptAndyCox describes intense enforcement work on the A10 in #Enfield. Zero fatalities this year as a result. I get to thank him publicly on behalf of Enfield residents 👏
If e-scooters become legal @TfL is concerned about 3 things (Stuart Reid):
1. Where they’re used (never on footways)
2. Construction eg lights
3. Where they can be parked needs to be worked out with local authorities
@Labourstone now presenting about the transformation of #WalthamForest - “civilising our streets and making them fit for purpose for active travel”. Great before and after slides - look up this presentation on the 20s Plenty website (note effect on weather in ‘after’)
Now @timjmitchell of @CityWestminster on its Road Danger Reduction Plan 2020 including a 20mph limit across the borough
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