20 mph speed limit on the way?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Cab, 16 Oct 2007.

  1. Cab

    Cab New Member

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    Cambridge
  2. OP
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    Cab

    Cab New Member

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    Cambridge

    Me neither, in general it seems like a decent idea. Its going to send some people completely batty though.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    I quite agree, there is something peculiar about some nationalities, the British included, whereby we seem to have largely accepted the ascendancy of the car as the only way to get about.
     
  4. vbc

    vbc Guest

    Location:
    Bristol
  5. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

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    S Yorks
    VBC, erm.... did you read the original post?


    Be intersting to see what jeremy thinks of it on 'top gear':biggrin::biggrin:
     
  6. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

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    So who started first, so we can spend several posts berating the other for not doing a 'search' first:biggrin::biggrin:
     
  7. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    I think it's a good idea, but not for a safety perspective but from the perspective that it will encourage more people to cycle as they will keep seeing bikes overtaking them more, and will take the "well if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" stance.


    Although I think Jon Perez has got a good point on the BBC HYS:
    This would undoubtedly reduce the number of deaths drastically. The politically correct mumbo-jumbo liberal brigade will whinge that "civil liberties are being eroded" and that "rights are being trampled on", but it's for everyone's benefit.

    and, masterEloso has got a good point aswell:
     
  8. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    thinking about it if they did have 20mph limits in towns it'd mean i'd only have to use 2 different gears in my van most of the time, 'high' and 'low' :rolleyes: :biggrin:
     
  9. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    So where do cyclists go then? :biggrin:
     
  10. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    well, on the road of course. They are vehicles after all.
     
  11. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Ah but you said you agreed with this guys comments and he said Roads are for cars

    No mention of vehicles......:biggrin:
     
  12. OP
    OP
    Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    (regarding pedestrian crossings being the places to cross)

    Trouble is that unless we really design in pedestrian crosses at appropriate places, its unworkable. That would mean a radical redesign of our road/pedestrian/crossing network. I'm up for it, but I don't believe for a moment that the motorists putting this forward are up for it.
     
  13. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

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    Llangollen
    Will it apply to bikes as well?
     
  14. I thought these coments were a little stupid by the Association of British Drivers
    People maybe will be distracted by their speedo but they will still have much more time to brake and research in other countries have prove its worked, reduced accident rates.
     
  15. OP
    OP
    Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Doesn't currently, so probably not.
     
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