News: June 2024


Raising speed limits under the government’s new proposals will cost lives and should be strongly rejected by communities around the country, says Cycling Action Network.Cycling Action Network campaigns to enable families to be able cycle safely around their own neighbourhoods safely, including kids being able to ride safely to school and back. The draft Land Transport Rule – Setting of Speed Limits 2024 would reverse many instances of safer speeds in rural areas, force local authorities to raise urban speed limits to 50 km/h, and make variable low speed zones around schools confusing, expensive, and practically unenforceable. CAN opposes these unsafe, draconian changes to speed limits.“There are significant risks with relying on variable intermittent speed restrictions outside schools.” says Alex Dyer, CAN Chair. “Permanent safe speeds within a wide local catchment for...

June 14, 2024