Rod King MBE

Founder and Campaign Director 20’s Plenty for Us

Rod King set up 20’s Plenty for Us in 2007 in order to assist communities wanting lower speed limits. With a focus on setting 20mph limits for most urban/village roads across a complete local authority, it now has over 600 local campaigns in UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and Australia. 20’s Plenty for Us is a not-for-profit organisation with a small core team, but thousands of local volunteers.

28 million people in the UK live in local/national authorities that have, or are planning, 20mph as the speed limit for most urban/village roads. At global level 30km/h is recognised as the best-practice speed limit for streets shared between motors and vulnerable road users.

In June 2013 Rod was awarded an MBE for Services to Road Safety and provides his time on a pro bono basis. He has spoken at transport, active travel, road safety and public health conferences around the world.

My Speaker Sessions

Thursday 16 June 2022

11:00

Panel Discussion: Speed management to optimise safety, the environment and public health

11:00 - 11:40 Safety Transport Network/Mobility Theatre
  • Applicability of learnings from Wales on their journey to 20mph across other nations and a review of Scottish trials and welsh plans for a 50mph national speed limit
  • Review of Scottish Borders Council default 20mph trial speed limit
  • Balancing broad considerations, including environmental, safety and public health e.g. Speed vs pollution including time in traffic at slower speeds
  • Using tech to enhance planning and enforcement

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