Campaigners back 20mph restrictions

Daily Echo: Campaigners back 20mph restrictions Campaigners back 20mph restrictions

WINCHESTER green campaigners are backing potentially controversial moves to introduce 20mph speed limits in the city centre.

Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) says it will help cut emissions of greenhouse gases. The streets will be safer and so more people will be encouraged to walk, cycle or catch the bus.

It also wants to see the limit extended into the suburbs.

Chris Holloway, WinACC director, said: “It would strengthen a sense of community and nudge people away from using their cars. It would assist the economy by making it easier for shoppers to browse and by making the town even more attractive to tourists and it would help people become healthier by walking more.”

WinACC says the slower speeds relieve congestion and delays. Evidence shows that it makes little difference to journey times and makes for smoother journeys with reduced energy costs, it says.

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11:01am Wed 26 Feb 14

Inform Al says...

Never been able to reach 20 mph on my visits to Winchester, but as I have an old pharts bus pass it will not affect me now.
Never been able to reach 20 mph on my visits to Winchester, but as I have an old pharts bus pass it will not affect me now. Inform Al
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10:42pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Rob444 says...

We have some 20 mph areas in Southampton, e.g., Pound Tree Road, but many cars ignore the limit, which is not enforced.
We have some 20 mph areas in Southampton, e.g., Pound Tree Road, but many cars ignore the limit, which is not enforced. Rob444
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