WHY 20MPH?

SAFETY

Lowering the speed limit will help make the streets safer for all road users. Those hit by a car at 20mph are far more likely to walk away with bruises and minor injuries than those hit at 30mph. The 20mph project is not a stand alone project, other measures such as local safety schemes and pedestrian and cycle training at schools will also help improve road safety.

COMMUNITY

As part of a broader package of measures slower vehicle speeds and increased cycling and walking can help make our communities more pleasant places to live and reduces anti-social road noise. Calmer communities will help encourages use of local shops, clubs and facilities along with improvements to parking arrangements, bus stops and cycle parking.

HEALTH

Slower speeds on roads will help to make walking or cycling more attractive options. 20mph is part of a broader package of measures aimed to give children more confidence to walk, scoot and cycle. Other measures include bus improvements, travel plans for schools and businesses, local safety schemes all of which will help increase active travel which is great for your health.    

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JOURNEY PLANNER

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HOW LONG WILL YOUR JOURNEY TAKE?

The new lower speed limit is likely to have only a very small impact on journey time. Use the journey planner to see the overall estimated distance, time and average speed of your journeys in and around the city.

THE DISTANCE OF YOUR JOURNEY*

THE TIME YOUR JOURNEY WILL TAKE*

YOUR AVERAGE SPEED WILL BE*

*The journey planner does not take into account roads that are to be excluded from the 20mph limit. The average speed is an estimate based upon roads used in your journey. If your journey involves a significant amount of travel on motorways, dual carriageways or major roads excluded from the 20 mph limit then the average speeds may be slightly higher.

WHEN WILL 20 MPH COME TO MY AREA?

The 20 mph speed limit is proposed to be rolled out in the city in a further six stages. Click on 'Find out more' to see when the public displays will be held in your area.    

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