Lower Urban Speed Limits in Europe – PACTS research

PACTS is leading a research project ‘Lower urban speed limits in Europe – what does the evidence show?’ (LUSTRE). The aim is to investigate the safety benefits of lower urban speed limits. The project brings together an international team of road safety experts, including Professor Mohammed Quddus and Dr Akis Theofilatos, (Loughborough University), Dr Rune Elvik (Institute of Transport Economics, Norway), Professor Lars-Christer Hyden (Lund University, Sweden), Ellen Townsend and […]

DfT December 2018 Road Safety Newsletter

The Department for Transport December 2018 Road Safety Newsletter has been released, available here. The newsletter focuses on the CWIS Safety Review and the release of Atkins Report on 20mph speed limit. This includes the news that the Department has funded RoSPA to write a guide for local authorities, ‘Introducing 20mph Limits’, as well as to update the RoSPA guides ‘Road Safety: a Guide for Local Councillors in England’ and […]

20mph Research Study – Summary and PACTS comment

The Department for Transport has today (22 November 2018) published the 20mph Research Study by Atkins, AECOM and Professor Mike Maher (UCL). It assesses the outcomes of introducing 20 mph speed limit schemes (ie reducing speed limits from 30mph to 20mph) in residential areas and town centres. These are generally on a wider scale, but “signs only”, ie without the traffic calming measures of earlier 20mph zones. They were introduced for […]