Answer to Question 9

In the UK, national government surveys consistently show 70% agreement with 20mph as the correct limit for residential streets. This is matched by local surveys which show support for 20mph grows after implementation.

And 21m people live in UK authorities that have 20mph as the default limit. There is overwhelming evidence that reducing the limit to 20mph saves lives, and it’s recommended by WHO and the UN.

Yet when a motion was put to West Northants Council, the majority refused to even investigate the possibility of implementing it.