Love 30 wishes all our supporters a happy and safe New Year. Here’s a short review of 2017.
We were delighted to see the introduction of widespread 30 km/h speed limits in the Dublin area, which will make these areas safer, quieter and encourage more people to walk and cycle.
Love 30 made submissions supporting proposals for 30 km/h speed limits in some residential estates in Offaly, Roscommon, Mayo, Cavan, Sligo, Laois, Cork City, Galway City, and Fingal.
Speed was the focus of the UN Global Road Safety Week on 8-12 May. Love 30 organised a number of events, centred on a Slow Down Day on 9th May.
Love 30 continued to work with An Taisce’s Green-Schools programme. Green Schools had an Awareness Day at Culmullen National School, Co. Meath and they have produced posters and stickers for distribution to schools,
The RSA Academic Lecture for the launch of Road Safety Week on 2 October was devoted to the introduction of 30 km/h limits in urban areas. Rod King of UK’s 20’s Plenty spoke as did Dermot Stevenson of Dublin City Council.
We will continue to campaign for 30 km/h speed limits on residential and urban streets and anywhere people walk and cycle. And we will be monitoring the effectiveness of the lower speed limits in the new 30 km/h areas.