20MPH Digital Media

ANIMATION: A short animation about the 20MPH project.

The IT team at the University of East Anglia UEA have developed a short animation explaining the 20mph project. Thanks to Dr Karen Milton for co-ordinating the animation, and to Dr Ruth Hunter for providing the narration

VIDEO: An interview with SCPHRPs Professor Jepson about the project.

20MPH Meet the team

The research team, led by the University of Edinburgh and SCPHRP

Principle Investigator: Professor Ruth Jepson

Project Manager/Statistician: Dr Glenna Nightingale

Dr Ruth Hunter, Reader, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast

Dr Claire Cleland, Research Fellow, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Centre for Public Health.

Professor Frank Kee, Director, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences Risk and Inequality, Centre for Public Health

Dr Andrew James Williams, Senior Lecturer in Public Health, School of Medicine – St Andrews University.

Dr Paul Kelly, Lecturer in Physical Activity for Health at the University of Edinburgh, based at the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC).

Dr Andy Cope, Director of Insight at Sustrans

Dr James Woodcock, Principal Research Associate, MRC Epidemiology Unit at The University of Cambridge.

Dr Graham Baker, Lecturer in Physical Activity for Health at the University of Edinburgh.

Kieran Turner, Research Fellow at SCPHRP.

Professor Mike Kelly, Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge.

Dr Charlie Foster, Reader in Physical Activity and Public Health at the University of Cambridge

Dr Karen Milton, Lecturer in Public Health, Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia.

Neil Craig, Honorary Professor. Evaluation Team, Public Health Sciences, NHS Health Scotland.

20MPH Engagements Activities

ARTICLE: The Irish Sun Newspaper

Speed limits of 20mph useless as drivers ignore them unless speed humps built on same road

A REVIEW OF PUBLISHED EVIDENCE: The Green Car Congress

UK researchers show 20mph zones effective in reducing road casualties

ARTICLE: The RAC

20mph speed limits are ignored by drivers unless paired with speed humps

ARTICLE: The Sun

Speed limits of 20mph useless as drivers ignore them unless speed humps built on same road

ARTICLE: Mail Online

Reduced 20mph speed limits are useless because drivers ignore them unless speed humps are also built, study says

ARTICLE: Medical Life Science News

Study shows 20mph speed zones to be effective in reducing collisions and road casualties

PRESS RELEASE: University of East Anglia

20mph zones effective in reducing road casualties

ARTICLE: Mail Online – 5 October 2019

Reduced 20mph speed limits are useless because drivers ignore them unless speed humps are also built, study says

ARTICLE: TaxisPoint – 6 Oct 2019

Twenty’s not plenty as effectiveness of 20mph speed limit without humps brought into question

ARTICLE: The Primary Care Unit at The University of Cambridge – October 4, 2019

20mph zones are effective in reducing road casualties, say researchers

ARTICLE: The News, Queens University Belfast – 4 OCTOBER, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast researchers show 20mph zones effective in reducing road casualties

ARTICLE: Hollyrood Magazine – 14 March 2019

Three quarters of Scots support 20mph speed limit in towns

SURVEY: A four-day survey to capture public perception.

The SCPHRP  and Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC) project team embarked on a four-day survey to capture the public perception of the planned implementation of 20mph speed limits in zones 4 and 5 by the City of Edinburgh Council.  The survey questions ranged from general knowledge on the 20mph programme to drivers’ attitudes towards the proposed 20mph speed limit.  As a follow-up, this project seeks to measure public perception after implementation of the speed limit.  The results from the survey will be analysed (together with supplementary data from other sources) to accurately portray the impact of the 20mph speed limits in Edinburgh.

For further information about the 20MPH project, please contact Dr Glenna Nightingale at glenna.nightingale@ed.ac.uk.

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20MPH Digital Media (April 28, 2020)

ANIMATION: A short animation about the 20MPH project. The IT team at the University of East Anglia UEA have developed a short animation explaining the 20mph project. Thanks to Dr Karen Milton for co-ordinating the animation, and to Dr Ruth Hunter for providing the narration VIDEO: An interview with SCPHRPs Professor Jepson about the project.

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20MPH Meet the team (April 28, 2020)

The research team, led by the University of Edinburgh and SCPHRP Principle Investigator: Professor Ruth Jepson Project Manager/Statistician: Dr Glenna Nightingale Dr Ruth Hunter, Reader, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast Dr Claire Cleland, Research Fellow, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Centre for Public Health. Professor Frank Kee, Director, School of Medicine, […]

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20MPH Engagements Activities (April 28, 2020)

ARTICLE: The Irish Sun Newspaper Speed limits of 20mph useless as drivers ignore them unless speed humps built on same road A REVIEW OF PUBLISHED EVIDENCE: The Green Car Congress UK researchers show 20mph zones effective in reducing road casualties ARTICLE: The RAC 20mph speed limits are ignored by drivers unless paired with speed humps […]

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