Canterbury District Green Party

Wednesday, 24 April 2013


You can now join with citizens across the EU in making all of our communities better places to be. . .

The European Citizen's Initiative is a new opportunity within the EU for "citizen's" to directly influence considerations by the Commission. 20's Plenty for Us have been working with similar organisations across Europe to propose one of the very first initiatives under this new scheme.
Our "30km/h - making streets liveable!" proposition is:-

We suggest a 30km/h (20mph) EU-wide default speed limit for urban/residential areas. Local authorities may set other speed limits if they can show how environmental and safety needs of the most vulnerable road users are met.

and this is based upon the following objectives:-

The EU has clear road safety and environmental goals but these are not yet met. A 30km/h (20mph) standard speed limit would help to implement them more efficiently as it has proven successful in reducing injuries and fatalities, noise, air pollution and CO2 emissions, and improving the traffic flow. People can travel with less fear. Environmentally friendlier modes become more attractive. To meet the subsidiarity principle, the local authorities must have the final decision to set other speed limits on their roads and implement equivalent alternatives to meet the goals

Please show your support for this proposal and sign the petition via the website:

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Sign our European Citizens Initiative for 20mph limits at

 Many thanks,