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On Tuesday 12th October Worthing Borough Council voted in favour of a motion for 20mph speed limits on all residential roads in Worthing! There was cross party support with only one councillor abstaining.
The next stage is getting West Sussex County Council to finance the scheme (as Worthing Borough Council have estimated it would cost £500,000 and they do not have sufficient funding).

It is still really important that we continue to show the strong public support for this proposal by gathering as many petition signatures as possible.

Latest results from Portsmouth - the UK's first 20mph city

On 16th September, the Department for Transport released the latest interim results from Portsmouth:

6.3mph speed reductions on roads where speeds were previously above 24mph
22% reduction in casualties

And in a survey of residents,
40% felt that there is a safer environment for walking and cycling
40% felt that there is less aggressive driving since the scheme was introduced

WSCC Transport Plan Roadshow

West Sussex County Council are in the process of putting together their Local Transport Plan for the next 15 years (2011 to 2026) but they don’t seem to have spotted the huge benefits of speed reductions in streets where people live.

Why not go to their road show in the Richmond Room, Town Hall, Worthing, on Thursday 2nd September, from 9am to 5pm, and tell them what you think?

Short film about 20's Penty

Recently New York City Dept of Transport announced a major push towards 20mph limits on their streets.

The 20’s Plenty movement were delighted when StreetFilms of New York wanted to put together a video on their work in the UK: