Join the conversation on 20mph for Bristol
Have your say on 20mph across Bristol at www.bristol.gov.uk/20mph
20 mph aims to help create more pleasant communities for us all to enjoy. Slower speeds will lead to a less noisy and more people-centred community. The reduced speed also makes it easier to cross roads, particularly for children and the elderly, and access local facilities helping to build stronger communities, and encouraging children to become more active.
Safer streets for all...
The success of Cycling City and Active Bristol initiatives means that more people are choosing to walk and cycle in and around the city. Slower speeds will make the streets safer for everyone, reducing the number and severity of collisions. A pedestrian struck at 20 mph has a 97% chance of survival whilst this falls to 80% at 30 mph and 50% at 35 mph, according to ROSPA.
Making Bristol healthier and happier...
With lower road speeds, walking, cycling and outdoor play become more attractive, all of which have a positive impact on health and the community. As well as increasing physical activity, these pursuits give a greater opportunity for social interaction.
Join in the conversation at www.bristol.gov.uk/20mph