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Farron backs 20's plenty campaign for Kendal

March 12, 2015 5:33 PM

South Lakes MP Tim Farron has backed the '20's Plenty for Kendal' campaign, an initiative to pressure local authorities into designating major areas of the town as 20 mile per hour zones.South Lakes MP Tim Farron has backed the '20's Plenty for Kendal' campaign, an initiative to pressure local authorities into designating major areas of the town as 20 mile per hour zones.

Tim has voiced his support for the campaign, which has already encouraged a number of local authorities across the UK to adopt the policy and provided 5 million residents with safer residential roads.

Commenting, Tim said; "This is an issue which is raised with me regularly, with some parents feeling that their children cannot walk or cycle to school because of the dangers that it presents. After looking at the evidence, which suggests that a reduced speed limit only increases an average journey by 40 seconds, I'm pleased to give this campaign my whole-hearted support.

"Not every route in Kendal can be designated as a 20 mile per hour zone by the council because they are a major 'arterial' routes, but we already have speeding limits in residential areas like Kirkbarrow and the Castle Estate and I hope we can see further zones rolled out throughout the town.

"This campaign puts safety for both drivers and pedestrians first, which is a point that many local authorities have already realised and put into practice. It's time our local authorities did the same and helped make residential roads a safer place to travel."