Studies & information

Ingredients of successful 20mph, political leadership, community involvement, case studies and background technical explanations.

The essential ingredients of successful 20mph projects are enthusiastic Political Leadership, a sensitive application of the Legal Framework using Design for traffic calming recognising that drivers read the road and take care accordingly.

Community groups can get involved at an early stage by doing some initial surveys on local Traffic and Place and begin to think about some practical help such as building robust planters.

There are 20mph case studies for Wallingford Town Centre, Oxfordshire. Haslemere Town Centre and rural villages in Surrey.

Background technical explanations include Traffic Flow and Road Capacity, how drivers and pedestrians interact at crossings, ideas on improved design of courtesy crossings at roundabouts and a demonstration of a Swiss Encounter Zones where pedestrians have priority along a stretch of urban road.