European Union recommends 30 kmh in residential areas

“This move by the European Union (EU) is all about personal liberty. It’s about politicians creating cities for living in rather than thoroughfares for vehicles. And it’s about reclaiming streets and neighbourhoods for people and cyclists.”

An EU-wide survey conducted in 2010 showed overwhelming support for 30 kph zones with 78 percent of EU drivers citing excessive speed as a major safety concern.  The UK’s Institute of Advanced Motorists released a poll last month in which two thirds of its members supported the adoption of 20mph speed limits.

The full report is here: ECU Report on Road Safety – Koch 2011, and a much easier to read extract is here

In contrast in WA it would be political suicide to suggest 30kmh in residential areas

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