The blanket 20mph needs scrapping not reviewing
The estimated total cost of the 20mph policy in Wales is £34.4 million (to date). A Welsh Government impact assessment, published alongside the legislation which enabled Wales’ 20 mph speed limit, estimated the economic impact of the policy to be a “negative £4.54 billion” over 30 years.
Responding to the letter from Labour’s Deputy Transport Minister on the 20mph review, Natasha Asghar MS, Shadow Transport Minister, said:
“The Welsh people don’t want a review of 20mph, they want it reversed.
“People in Wales already have little faith in a review led by the man who recommended that the Welsh Government adopt this policy in the first place alongside two other Welsh government devotees. It is hardly going to be fair and impartial.
“The Labour Welsh Government could remove all these difficulties by simply scrapping the blanket 20mph policy.”