Down with speed: Cycle safety benefits of 20mph zones

Cycle safety benefits of 20mph zones

The British Medical Journal today published an article confirming that 20mph zones in London have delivered a 17% reduction in cyclist injuries, and a 38% reduction in serious or fatal cyclist injuries. The BMJ article comes 2 days after Road Safety Minister Paul Clark MP gave a speech to a road safety conference acknowledging that 20mph zones and limits are good not just for road safety, but also for encouraging walking and cycling, thus improving air quality. CTC’s Campaigns & Policy Manager Roger Geffen also addressed the same conference here (2.5MB PDF), outlining CTC’s ‘Safety in Numbers’ evidence and what we hope to see in the forthcoming Road Safety Strategy for the next 10 years.