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To: Kent County Council
20's Plenty for Faversham
We urge Kent County Council to implement a town-wide 20mph speed limit in Faversham.
Why is this important?
Kent County Council has a statutory requirement to take into account the needs of ALL road users when setting local speed limits.
In 2014, Kent recorded an 11% increase in the number of people killed or seriously injured on its roads.
EVERYBODY benefits, including the most vulnerable members of our community.
Child pedestrian accidents decrease by up to 70%.
Slower speeds are elderly, disability and dementia friendly, reducing casualties by up to 20%.
Walking and cycling become safer and more attractive modes of transport.
Toxic diesel fumes are reduced to the equivalent of taking half of all petrol cars off the road.
Traffic flow improves and congestion is eased.
Journey times are increased by only a few seconds.
Area-wide, blanket speed limits cost less to implement and are more effective than separate zones.
On August 24th 2015 Faversham Town Council pledged their support for a 20mph scheme throughout Faversham Town
Over 15m people are now living in 20mph boroughs.
We deserve the same!
Thank you for your support