25 January 2008
A response from the Campaign for Better Transport to the AA report published today which claims that 20 mph speed limits may be bad for the environment:
"As ever, the AA is seeing the world through a car windscreen. What the motoring group fails to realise is that reducing speeds on residential roads is critical for creating a streetscape that entices people to walk and cycle more. By lowering speeds, councils will cut the number of short car journeys people make, thereby cutting CO2 and creating better communities for us all," says Stephen Joseph, the group’s executive director.