UK United Kingdom TRENDSETTER cities for 30 km/h

The Department of Transport issued its Circular Roads 4/90 which set out guidelines for the introduction
of 20mph speed limits in December 1990; first 20mph zones were implemented in 1991, in Sheffield,
Kingston upon Thames and Norwich. The country where the most successful local campaigns for 30 km/h
have been running. 51 communities have already implemented 30 km/h in their residential roads, with
13.500.000 people there. Ten more cities have committed themselves to implement 30 km/h, soon.
This means that about 20% of the British citizens are living in 30 km/h zones or will be living in one soon.
The cities selected for the list can be regarded as role models. First discussions about introducing 30 km/h
as national standard speed limit. When proposing 20 mph zones, local authorities are legally required to
consult with relevant stakeholders such as the emergency services, local residents and organisations
representing road users.

Bath 86.000 residents first activities to implement wider 20mph zones in 2011; the city has been rolling out wide 20mph zones, which are regarded as very popular measures.
Brighton & Hove    273.400 residents introduction of 20mph on residential and shopping roads of the city centre on 2013; further 20mph measures introducted depending on the wishes of residents, since 2014
Bristol 432.451 residents two pilot projects with 20mph in 2010, with 80% acceptance among residents. Continuous expansion of 20mph zones, completed in September 2015. Innovative: car drivers are invited to participate in “speed awareness course”.
Calderdale 200.000 residents 30% of roads already with 20 mph. The government decided to run a “Total 20” campaign and will have 20mph on nearly all residential roads by 2017
Cambridge 122.700 residents wide areas of the city with 20mph, additional pedestrian areas.
Edinburgh 487.500 residents first pilot project for 53 km of the road network in 2012, without physical traffic calming. Acceptance: 75% of inhabitants lead to decision to implement 20mph on 80% of the road network (including the whole city centre). Expected to be implemented in 2016/2017.
Hampshire County 1.330.200 residents county; 12 residential areas with 20mph since 2013/2014; currently under evaluation
Kingston upon Hull 250.000 residents 20 mph on a quarter of the roads,
Lancashire County          1,45 million residents a wide range of 20 mph zones throughout the county
Liverpool 473.000 residents 20mph on 70% of all residential roads
London 8.416.500 residents First 20-mph-zones introduced in London borough Kingston upon Thames in 1990/1991, increasing number since, with 339 zones in 2007/2008. Planning: 70% of residential roads and shopping roads due to become 20mph roads within 4 years, 25% already implemented, with Islington, Camden and City of London leading;
London borough Camden 225.000 residents borough-wide speed-limit since 2013
London borough Islington 206.300 residents 20 mph on all residential roads, since march 2010
London borough Southwark 302.500 residents 20 mph on all residential roads, plus a few “red roads”, wich are maneged by Transport for London (TfL)
London borough Waltham Forest 262.500 residents 20 mph on all residential roads plus major roads with many pedestrians is currently being implemented, last zones will be introduced by April 2016
Manchester    510.772 residents 20 mph in all residential areas
Middlesbrough 130.000 residents area-wide 20-mph-areas, adopted in 2011 and implemented within two years, 30 mph on major roads
Newcastle-upon-Tyne 279.100 residents 20mph on residential roads (equalling 75% of the road network), inplemented in 2010 and 2011
Oxford 150.200 residents 20 mph in all residential areas, since September 2009
Portsmouth 206.836 residents first British city with wide 30 km/h limits on all residential roads, without traffic calming methods, since May 2008; 1,200 roads with 20mph
Sheffield 564.000 residents first 20 mph zone introduced in 1990; commitment to roll out area-wide 20mph limits as part a city-wide review of signage in 2011, about one third already implemented
Warrington 202.700 residents whole municipality with 20 mph
Wigan 87.000 residents 20 mph in all residential areas, implemented April 2013 until December 2014
York 197.800 residents whole municipality with 20 mph