Wales intends to make 20mph the default urban speed limit to improve safety and the environment, but operators fear a further loss of passengers, increased operating costs and a proliferation of speed humps. RHODRI CLARK reports on the arguments.

The study suggests the lower urban speed limit would add only 2min to the journey time of Arriva Cymru’s Sapphire service 12, on which Alexander Dennis Enviro400 4538 (CX14 BXY) was photographed loading in Rhyl for Llandudno. 

It appears likely that 20mph will become the default urban speed limit in Wales, after three-quarters of Senedd members voted in support in July. Another vote is due to be taken on the legislation in October 2021, with the aim of implementing the change in April 2023. 

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