Twenty’s Plenty

20mph: wisdom or waste of money?

Posted on February 1st, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 7 comments

The dispute rumbles on, but are speed limits on residential roads the right focus for safety efforts?

Sometimes you just can’t win. My previous article on the proposal for a 20mph limit, questioning its efficacy in the first area identified in North Croydon, resulted in more comments than anything that I have written in the Citizen. They were mostly negative.

Yet when I spoke from the floor … Read More »

Does democracy travel at 20mph?

Posted on January 13th, by Michael Swadling in Politics & Society. 11 comments

Michael Swadling asks why a vote is good enough for some parts of Croydon but not others

When you Google the word democracy, the answer comes back as “a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state”. The Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of democracy includes the definition of “the absence of hereditary or arbitrary class distinctions or privileges”. This leads to … Read More »

Do the stats really say that twenty is plenty?

Posted on May 27th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 78 comments

Robert Ward has got his data hat on again, and this time he’s keeping his eyes on the road

Croydon Council is consulting again. This time it’s a proposal to implement a 20 mph limit on most of Croydon’s roads.

Following my complete failure to affect the outcome of a previous consultation (on landlord licensing), I was inclined to move swiftly on, especially as … Read More »