20mph speed limits lead to increase in cycling, according to government report

But the study didn’t find enough evidence on reducing crashes and injuries

The government has commissioned research into 20mph speed limits (Photo by Richard Baker / In Pictures via Getty Images)

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Reducing speed limits to 20mph leads to a “small but statistically significant improvement” in cycling, according to a government report.

Research by the Department for Transport (DfT) found that the number of people cycling and walking has increased in areas where lower speed limits were introduced.

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