Monday, 9 November 2009

Twenty's Plenty

At our last branch meeting of Living Streets before summer, we discussed (among other things) a campaign for 20mph limits in our neighbourhood.

Living Streets has provided us with some campaigning materials outlining the advantages of 20mph limits for streets – we could say, based on the campaign, that a 20mph default speed limit in our built up areas would;

1 – Put people first, making it easier to cross roads
2 – Improve sociability of neighbourhoods
3 – Encourage healthier travel (like walking and cycling)
4 – Smooth traffic flow
5 – Combat climate change, reducing acceleration and braking by motor vehicles

In advance of our next branch meeting, (planned for 9 December), it would be very valuable for our group to raise awareness of the campaign above and of our Living Streets branch at Camden’s Culture and Environment Scrutiny Committee on Tuesday week the 17th of November. This is rare opportunity to discuss Streets as environments with Council, and other local campaigners may raise the issue too.

Would anyone from our group be to attend at the town hall? If you can attend, please register with Simone Scott-Sawer in the Democratic Services office, via the council switchboard on 0207 974 4444

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