What next 10mph?
There is certainly an appetite for 10mph ‘Home Zones’ where pedestrians have absolute priority and children can play in the streets without fear of traffic. However these are only likely to be installed on new housing estates (which are often built without pavements), no through roads, and narrower residential roads that are presently used as ‘rat-runs. Where 10mph ‘Home Zones’ exist we would also expect some physical traffic calming measures to be intalled to ensure that any 10mph speed limit is adhered to.
Meanwhile the existing campaign is to reduce the existing ‘default’ 30mph limit down to 20mph for through traffic.