A 20mph limit should encourage more considerate driving, including people using their cars less. Less traffic makes for quieter streets.
On a 20mph street it’s easier to cross the road, ride bikes and play out, so people of all ages can stay healthy.
With more people out and about, our streets can become even friendlier places to be.
In York, residents have been calling for traffic speeds in neighbourhoods to be reduced. Latest consultation shows ‘sign only’ 20mph limits are strongly supported (over 80% support in South Bank area).
A 20mph limit will be considered for most residential streets, but may not be appropriate for all villages.
Busier roads are generally excluded except where there are lots of pedestrians, such as around shops.
No – new speed bumps will only be installed in special cases and affected residents and businesses will be consulted before any new measures are installed.
There’ll only be signs at the entrance to a 20mph area, and then smaller repeater signs elsewhere, mostly on existing poles and lamp posts.
Good motorists already drive considerately past schools and in residential areas. They won’t notice much difference in journey times.
As riding bikes and walking becomes easier there’s less need for cars, meaning less congestion and pollution!