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