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We are proposing to introduce a 20mph speed limit on restricted roads across Wales.

First published:
8 July 2021
Last updated:

Restricted roads include street lights placed no more than 200 yards apart. They are usually located in residential and built-up areas with high pedestrian activity.

Reducing the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph in these areas could see a number of benefits, including:

  • reducing road collisions
  • more opportunities to walk and cycle in our communities
  • helping to improve our health and wellbeing
  • making our streets safer; and
  • safeguarding the environment for future generations.

Phase 1: 20mph speed limit programme

The first phase of introducing the 20mph default speed limit has started in 8 communities across Wales. The data gathered will be used to support and inform future decisions. 

These communities are:

  • St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire
  • Llanelli North, Carmarthenshire
  • St Brides Major, Vale of Glamorgan
  • Central north, Cardiff
  • Cilfrew Village, Neath Port Talbot
  • Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
  • Severnside, Monmouthshire
  • Buckley, Flintshire

Listen to Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Lee Walters MS talk about the 20mph pilots.