Crowborough is out of step with every other town in the area in not having 20mph safety measures for the benefit of all.
Lowering vehicle speeds is key to promoting ‘Active Travel’ – making it easier and safer for people to walk, cycle and use public transport, creating a greener Crowborough for everyone.
Since 2000, Sussex Police have attended nearly 700 recorded road traffic accidents in Crowborough. This includes five fatalities. But excludes multiple other minor incidents where the police weren’t involved.
A person is five times more likely to die if hit by a car at 30mph than at 20mph.
These are the key benefits of 20mph limits:
- Reduced injuries and fatalities
- Safer space for active travel
- Reduced carbon and pollution
- Promoting community interaction
- Reduced noise and better streets
Whilst it is great news that there has been a democratic decision by the town in support of 20mph, it is only the highway authority, East Sussex County Council, that has the power to implement speed limits on our roads.
To encourage ESCC to implement a 20mph scheme, GTC is launching a ’20’s Plenty’ petition, both online and off-line.
Click to sign the online petition: 20’s Plenty in Crowborough.
Alternatively download a paper version.
Please sign and share with friends and family. The petition will be running till the end of 2024.
Thanks, in anticipation, for your support.