MP backs call for 20mph speed limit in built up areas in Trafford for safer walking and cycling

Messenger Newspapers: MP Kate Green at the Braek G 20 reception, held in Parliament MP Kate Green at the Braek G 20 reception, held in Parliament

KATE Green is calling for a 20mph speed limit in built up areas in Trafford.

The Stretford and Urmston MP has added her voice to the GO 20 campaign to make 20mph the urban speed limit.

She spoke at an event held in Parliament by Brake, the road safety charity.

She said: “I’m really pleased to support Brake’s GO 20 Campaign.

“Evidence shows that 20 mph speed limits do lead to safer, stronger communities, and better survival rates in the event of an accident.

"I believe that implementing lower speed limits in residential areas across Trafford would go a long way towards solving some of the speeding issues that I know concern many local residents.”

A speed limit of 20mph is one of the many issues that Ms Green has campaigned on since the launch of her Safer Trafford Streets campaign last year in response to the road safety concerns of residents.

Eight in 10 people across the UK believe 20mph should be the norm around schools, on residential streets, and in village, town and city centres, according to a survey by Brake and Allianz Insurance.

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1:53pm Wed 16 Apr 14

dipperdapper says...

Cycling in Trafford is dangerous due to road surfaces and some "not all" motorists, 20 mph zones are a good idea but who is going to enforce it? we already have 30mph zones and no car goes this slow in Trafford its more like 40mph unless they see a speed camera, For cycling to be safe we need better infrastructure opening up disused railway lines upgrading and increasing where possible TPT routes with better signs, Trafford must give motorists a hard time who persist in parking on double yellow lines and on pavements outside schools this would with a 20mph zone would create a safer environment for everyone
Cycling in Trafford is dangerous due to road surfaces and some "not all" motorists, 20 mph zones are a good idea but who is going to enforce it? we already have 30mph zones and no car goes this slow in Trafford its more like 40mph unless they see a speed camera, For cycling to be safe we need better infrastructure opening up disused railway lines upgrading and increasing where possible TPT routes with better signs, Trafford must give motorists a hard time who persist in parking on double yellow lines and on pavements outside schools this would with a 20mph zone would create a safer environment for everyone dipperdapper
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