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Safe, convenient routes for every journey on Anglesey

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What difference does lowering speeds to 20mph in residential areas make?

-It reduces deaths caused by collision by 41.9%¹

-When 30kmh (18.5mph) was introduced in Germany, car drivers changed gear 12% less often, braked 14% less often and used 12% less fuel

-It reduces noise levels and engine emissions

-It improves air quality and encourages walking and cycling

-It eliminates the need for intrusive speed bumps

73% of drivers support 20mph speed limits on residential streets²

¹Grundy et al. Effect of 20 mph traffic speed zones on road injuries in London, 1986-2006: controlled interrupted time series analysis- BMJ 2009; 339:b4469

²British Social Attitudes Survey 2012

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Is this just another ‘war on the motorist’?

No. Safe streets make everyone’s life better.

- Separate lanes mean less congestion (no cars and bicycles           competing for the same space).

- Separate lights at junctions mean safer crossings.

-Safer routes to school mean reduced need to parents’ ‘taxi           runs’.

All of these lead to healthier lives and nicer places to live.