County Council – 23 July 2021


Item 8 - Lead Member for Transport and Environment’s report paragraph 1 – Notice of Motion – 20 mph speed limits


Amendment to be proposed by Councillor Georgia Taylor and seconded by Councillor Denis   


East Sussex County Council agrees to request the Cabinet to set an authority-wide default 20mph speed limit for urban and village roads (insert) [and a costed plan for implementation, that would enable immediate action as and when funds or opportunities to apply for funds become available]. This does not mean ‘every road’, but that 20mph speed limits should be the norm and higher limits should be exceptions only where there is evidence that such a higher limit will be safe for pedestrians and cyclists. This is as recommended by the World Health Organisation and was recently committed to by UK government in the 2020 Stockholm Declaration signed by the UK and 129 other global road safety ministers