Campaigners back bid to reduce speed limit to 20mph in Merton

Campaigners back bid to reduce speed limit to 20mph

Campaigners back bid to reduce speed limit to 20mph

First published in News by , Chief Reporter

A campaign to reduce the national speed limit from 30mph to 20mph arrived in Merton last week.

Supporters gathered in Raynes Park on Saturday, October 6, to launch the ‘20 is plenty’ Merton campaign which has the support of MP and Transport Minister Norman Baker.

Shas Sheehan, chairwoman of the '20 is plenty' Merton group, said: "We would like Merton council to formally accept a policy of ‘Total 20’ to introduce a default limit of 20mph across residential roads, wherever possible.

"Places as diverse as Portsmouth, Lancashire and Islington have shown that we can do it without physical calming which reduces costs enormously."

A public meeting on the issue will be held on Wednesday, October 17, which Mr Baker is expected to attend, at Raynes Park Library from 7.30pm to 9pm. 

For more information, or to join the campaign, visit the groups facebook page at 20’s plenty, call 07810 108983, or email merton@20splentyforus.org.uk

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3:23pm Tue 9 Oct 12

KeithW2 says...

The question is of course a bit wrong. We're not looking for all roads to have a national speed limit of 20mph (as the question might imply) but 20mph on residential roads wherever possible. We want to make our roads better places to live and to save lives. And save money by getting rid of expensive speedbumps, and people using more petrol slowing for speed bumps, speeding up, slowing down, etc, etc.
The question is of course a bit wrong. We're not looking for all roads to have a national speed limit of 20mph (as the question might imply) but 20mph on residential roads wherever possible. We want to make our roads better places to live and to save lives. And save money by getting rid of expensive speedbumps, and people using more petrol slowing for speed bumps, speeding up, slowing down, etc, etc. KeithW2
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7:49pm Tue 9 Oct 12

bri189 says...

what a load of b!@ks, if you live in the road sooner or later you're gonna get hit by my car at 10, 20, 30 it dont matter, maybe people should stop treating the road like some big pavement .
what a load of b!@ks, if you live in the road sooner or later you're gonna get hit by my car at 10, 20, 30 it dont matter, maybe people should stop treating the road like some big pavement . bri189
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