7. In Hilden, Germany, the setting of their 18.5 mph (30 kph) limit in the early 90's was the foundation of them encouraging cycling and walking at much higher levels than we have.
8. Adults lead more sedentary lives in part because they spend more time in their cars. Children lead less active lives in part because we worry about the dangers posed by road traffic.
11. Around 40% of people in the UK report being bothered by noise from traffic, nearly double the figure from the 1970’s.
14. Cars travelling too fast in residential areas have helped to create social degradation. Neighbours across the road from each other don't talk to each as often as they used to. because a gulf is created by cars speeding past.
18. Residential roads and streets are public spaces for people not just motor vehicles – and we need them to be safer, cleaner, healthier and more civil.
20. Research has shown that the vast majority of the public would like 20 mph on residential roads. The Parliamentary Advisory Council on Transport Safety found that 70% of drivers want it too.