17 May 2019
Aylesbury Vale District Councillor David Lyons is calling upon the shadow unitary Buckinghamshire Council to adopt a 20s Plenty policy for residential roads in the county. This would require a gradual change to existing speed limits but all new residential roads would be 20mph by default. Buckinghamshire already has a number of successful 20mph areas and many villages have, or are starting, campaigns for 20mph: for more information see the website 20's Plenty for Us
Besides being the most cost effective means of improving road safety, a 20mph limit reduces carbon emissions, makes cycling and walking safer and more pleasant and generally improves the quality of the environment. In Wales residential streets will have a new default speed limit of 20mph in place of 30 and Scotland is likely to follow suit. This follows projects in counties, cities, towns and villages throughout the UK to set road speeds suitable for where people live.