Inspired by the recent introduction of 20 mph speed limits across Portsmouth
and the actions of the Oxford and Reading Green Party Green Party
Parliamentary Candidate for Newbury, Adrian Hollister, said:
"By allowing communities to introduce their own 20mph speed limit on their
roads, we would be clearly define areas within our communities that our
residential areas are not designed for high speed motoring, short cuts or
"Reducing this speed not only improves safety it also allows eye contact
between drivers and residence which helps to further discourage anti-social
"I would also like to see the option for residence to change their road priority
from 'the car is king' to one where pedestrians and cyclists have priority over
Newbury Green Party are conducting a petition for the introduction of 20 mph
speed limits in residential areas where communities support them (2).
For more information please contact Adrian Hollister on 01488 640015.
Facts you need to know:
1. When hit by a car at 40 mph your chance of being killed is 90%, at 30 mph
this drops to 20% and at 20 mph it drops again to just 5%.
2. The text of the petition reads: We the undersigned believe everyone has the
right to a safe community. To make ours safer we demand that West Berkshire
Council introduces a 20mph speed limit in our road and every road where the
community wants it.
To: West Berkshire Council,
We the undersigned believe everyone has the right to a safe community. To make
ours safer we demand that West Berkshire Council introduces a 20mph speed limit
in our road and every road where the community wants it.
The 20's Plenty in West Berkshire petition to West Berkshire Residents was written by Adrian Hollister and is in the category Roads & Transport at GoPetition.