Council Climate Change Action Scorecard and 20mph speed limits

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Dear Dorset Council,

One of the criteria in the Council Climate Change Action Scorecard is a Local Authority's commitment to a 20mph speed limit on restricted roads.  Local Authorities in Wales and in Scotland will soon be implementing 20mph as a national norm.

In order to assess progress towards 20mph in England, 20's Plenty for Us requests answers from Dorset Council to the following:  

1. Do you have plans in place to make 20mph the norm or default speed limit for most restricted roads?

2. Have you requested the UK Government to set 20mph as the default speed limit for restricted roads in England?

3. Are you committed to Vision Zero as part of your traffic/transport strategy?

Yours faithfully,

Adrian Berendt

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Dear Adrian,

 

Information Request – reference no. DC/5880

 

Thank you for your information request dated 29^th March, which has been
dealt with under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR). The
EIR is broadly the same as the Freedom of Information Act but covers
requests for information about the environment and environmental matters.

 

Our response to your request is as follows:

 

1. Do you have plans in place to make 20mph the norm or default speed
limit for most restricted roads?

 

2. Have you requested the UK Government to set 20mph as the default speed
limit for restricted roads in England?

 

3. Are you committed to Vision Zero as part of your traffic/transport
strategy?

 

On the 1^st November 2022 Dorset Council introduced its new 20mph policy
[1]20mph Limits and Zones - Dorset Council and this will be subject to
review at Scrutiny Committee within the first 12 months.

 

Dorset Council has implemented several 20mph schemes in recent years and
has received applications from Town and Parish Councils as part of the new
policy. These applications are being assessed and we look forward to being
able to install new 20mph schemes that meet the criteria. 

 

There are presently no plans to make 20mph the default speed limit for
most restricted roads in the Dorset Council area, but we recognise that
that there is a genuine public debate on the issue.

 

Influencing local and central government policy can be best achieved by
contacting your Local Ward Member [2]Your Councillors - Dorset Council and
Local MP [3]Find your MP - MPs and Lords - UK Parliament.

 

Dorset Council is committed to the concept of Vision Zero and is a leading
partner within the Dorset Road Safety Partnership [4]Dorset Road Safe
Partnership - Dorset Road Safe Partnership.

 

 

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