Enforce 20mph speed limits

Put in speed bumps/cameras/whatever is needed so cars respect these 20mph limits to increase safety, encourage cycling and walking, reduce the hideous noise of cars and their vile, poisonous fumes. They'll give up much quicker!

Why the contribution is important

Long term - reduce cars Short + medium term - make my neighborhood less poisonous, dangerous, dirty, noisy and more pleasant

 

 

 

by VG15 on December 18, 2020 at 01:22PM

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Comments

  • Posted by Alastair December 19, 2020 at 14:51

    Make it easier for communities to apply for/gain 20 mph limits
  • Posted by nickfrancis December 22, 2020 at 15:10

    Anything that reduces traffic speed and discourages traffic is good. All roads in Bath should be 20 mph limited, including main roads. More pedestrian crossings and cycle tracks along roads, even if that is to the detriment of passage of vehicular traffic.
  • Posted by wmheath January 01, 2021 at 16:36

    or even follow Freiburg model and have pedestrian-only areas where essential car access is limited to 5mph. Still enough to get deliveries/shopping or non-mobile passengers to the doorstep.
  • Posted by franktompson January 07, 2021 at 10:14

    VG15 is spot on. Speeding is the poor relation of traffic management with particular impact of the elderly, the disabled, parents with prams and children crossing roads. The council claims it has no powers and the police don't have the time. Between you please sort this out, it's arguably the biggest traffic issue in B&NES, includes air quality. Have any doubts? Go to the Upper Bristol Road any time of day where EVERY car is breaking the speed limit.
  • Posted by DavidOrme January 07, 2021 at 22:03

    I know I'm going to be nobody's friend raining on this parade, but cars don't stick to speed limits, drivers do. And, unreconstructed idiots apart, drivers will generally adhere to speed limits where it's clear they have been imposed to mitigate a clear road safety risk. They will not stick to them where they have been imposed in a (laudable but) idealist gesture swiping a 4 inch paintbrush across an OS map of Bath. It's arbitrary, and will never work because, from the off, it's unenforceable by any affordable means.

    As the Government says (talking sense for once, in my view):

    "Drivers are likely to expect and respect lower limits, and be influenced when deciding on what is an appropriate speed, where they can see there are potential hazards"

    https://www.gov.uk/governme[…]e%20Secretary%20of%20State.

    Sorry. I'll go now.
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