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Re-think on Welsh 20mph policy?


The Welsh Government says it will ‘listen to the people of Wales’ and work with councils to deliver targeted change to the implementation of 20mph. In September 2023, Wales became the first UK nation to lower its default speed limit from 30mph to 20mph. While evidence shows the limit change has led to a reduction in speeds, it has come under plenty of public scrutiny.

An online petition opposing the move received more than 469,000 signatures – the most signed petition in the history of the Welsh Parliament. In a speech to the Senedd on 23 April, cabinet secretary Ken Skates set out a three-phase plan that will “put communities at the heart” of 20mph – including a ‘genuine programme of listening to people’.

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