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Old January 23rd 08, 09:55 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Paul Luton[_2_]
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Default London Boroughs to be encouraged to set 20mph for residential areas.

What is says on the tin.

http://www.london.gov.uk/news/2008/letter-220108.jsp

also

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standa...don/article.do


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Old January 24th 08, 10:53 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
POHB
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Default London Boroughs to be encouraged to set 20mph for residentialareas.

On 23 Jan, 21:55, Paul Luton wrote:
What is says on the tin.


I like to think that I helped in getting my street made a 20mph zone.
Several neighbouring roads were already 20mph, and the council
published plans to extend the area but oddly left my street as a 30mph
rat run. I wrote to them to complain about the anomaly and the reply
was something like "err, yes, you're right, sorry". A few months
later the signs went up. Shows that it is worth asking.
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Old January 24th 08, 11:30 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
roger merriman
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Default London Boroughs to be encouraged to set 20mph for residentialareas.

On 24 Jan, 11:53, POHB wrote:
On 23 Jan, 21:55, Paul Luton wrote:

What is says on the tin.


I like to think that I helped in getting my street made a 20mph zone.
Several neighbouring roads were already 20mph, and the council
published plans to extend the area but oddly left my street as a 30mph
rat run. *I wrote to them to complain about the anomaly and the reply
was something like "err, yes, you're right, sorry". *A few months
later the signs went up. *Shows that it is worth asking.


I've woundered about the 20 zone on the A308 though hampton, the
narrow residential off it are 30. in practice traffic speeds tend to
be reversed.

roger
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Old January 24th 08, 02:47 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default London Boroughs to be encouraged to set 20mph for residentialareas.

On 24 Jan, 11:30, roger merriman wrote:
On 24 Jan, 11:53, POHB wrote:

On 23 Jan, 21:55, Paul Luton wrote:


What is says on the tin.


I like to think that I helped in getting my street made a 20mph zone.
Several neighbouring roads were already 20mph, and the council
published plans to extend the area but oddly left my street as a 30mph
rat run. *I wrote to them to complain about the anomaly and the reply
was something like "err, yes, you're right, sorry". *A few months
later the signs went up. *Shows that it is worth asking.


I've woundered about the 20 zone on the A308 though hampton, the
narrow residential off it are 30. in practice traffic speeds tend to
be reversed.

roger



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Old January 24th 08, 09:16 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Paul Luton[_2_]
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Default London Boroughs to be encouraged to set 20mph for residentialareas.

roger merriman wrote:


I've woundered about the 20 zone on the A308 though hampton, the
narrow residential off it are 30. in practice traffic speeds tend to
be reversed.

The Council are in the process of dropping that 20 zone as the police
refuse to enforce it even for vehicles travelling at over 30! I have
asked traffic engineers about such reverse limits and was told "This is
current practice" . Traffic engineers live in a parallel universe.

Paul

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Old January 24th 08, 10:12 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Ian Smith
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Default London Boroughs to be encouraged to set 20mph for residential areas.

On Thu, 24 Jan 2008, Paul Luton wrote:

Traffic engineers live in a parallel universe.


I used to think that, but increasingly I am of the opinion that it is
divergent. It coincided with mine some time in the early 70s
(coincidently, when they last updated their dress sense), and has been
going somewhere else ever since.

regards, Ian SMith
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Old January 25th 08, 06:26 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Roger Merriman
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Default London Boroughs to be encouraged to set 20mph for residential areas.

Paul Luton wrote:

roger merriman wrote:


I've woundered about the 20 zone on the A308 though hampton, the
narrow residential off it are 30. in practice traffic speeds tend to
be reversed.

The Council are in the process of dropping that 20 zone as the police
refuse to enforce it even for vehicles travelling at over 30! I have
asked traffic engineers about such reverse limits and was told "This is
current practice" . Traffic engineers live in a parallel universe.

Paul


good to be honest, any idea why it was started in the first place?

roger
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