In July 2012, following a successful pilot scheme, Bristol City Council voted to bring in a 20 mph speed limit throughout Bristol.

The scheme will cost £2.3 million. This will come from a share of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) allocated by the Government in 2012 and the Local Transport Plan Settlement.

The lower speed limit would be introduced in six phases starting with central Bristol in summer 2013. The roll out would continue until 2014.

All roads except dual carriageways, 40 mph and 50 mph roads will be considered for the new 20 mph speed limit. The speed limit would apply to all motorised vehicles on the road. Bristol would be the first city in the UK to introduce a 20 mph limit on all but a few major routes.

More on this including details of the BCC survey to hear people's views about this proposal are at: