20mph zone will make Faversham a great place to walk and cycle

A lower speed limit in Faversham could soon become a reality.

For the past five years, the 20’s Plenty for Faversham campaign has been leading calls for a lower speed limit in the town. 

Kent County Council are now understood to be considering the introduction of a trial scheme to let people experience what it would be like to have a town-wide 20mph limit.

The benefits of a lower speed limit are clear. Safer roads, better air quality, and improved quality of life. These are all things we need in Faversham.

A lower speed limit would also encourage more people to walk or cycle around the town. Getting more people walking and cycling is so important. It’s a cheaper and greener way to travel and better for our health. 

There’s never been a better time to encourage active travel. I know many people have discovered the benefits of walking or cycling during the coronavirus.

I’m pleased a 20mph zone in Faversham is being considered by Kent County Council. I’ve called on Faversham Town Council to give this their full support.

Let’s use this moment to make Faversham a great place to walk and cycle.

 

*Photo taken before social distancing measures came into force