Our objectives were:
- To reduce traffic congestion during peak times, especially around the morning rush hour
- To reduce the impact of short car trips used on the school run
- To encourage parents and pupils to walk, cycle, scoot or use public transport for some of these journeys
- For pupils to benefit from increased physical activity as part of their daily routine
New Essential Evidence No 185: The effectiveness of a 20mph speed limit intervention on vehicle speeds in Bristol
The findings indicated that the sign-only 20mph intervention was successful in lowering vehicle speeds. Policy makers are encouraged to implement a careful monitoring of the effects of 20mph speed limit interventions on vehicle speeds in order to enable a meaningful evaluation of potential public health benefits.
A primary school in Keynsham has been recognised with a national award for its efforts to encourage pupils to walk and cycle to school and reduce the impact of traffic on the school run.