Sustrans seeks 20mph limit


Campaigners have called for 20mph speed limits in light of recent research by parenting website, suggesting one in 10 parents living within 500 yards of school still drive their children to the gates.

Sustrans, which runs the community cycle training programme Bike It, said the figures emphasised the need for parents to feel safe letting their children cycle or walk to school.

Chief executive, Malcolm Shepherd, said 20mph speed limits in residential areas ‘would make our roads safer, increase physical activity and improve children’s health’.

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