Would you be happier traveling at 20mph through towns and cities, if you could get up to that speed in some or are you happy to leave things as they are.
I would prefer 20mph in residential areas and the motorway limit increased to 80mph.
My natural scepticism makes me wary of any survey undertaken by an interested party. Given that the survey was done to support a campaign for 20 mph limits I assume it would not have been published if 80% of people had disagreed.
That said, I do think more widespread use of 20mph limits would be useful. But they mustn't become too widespread because what matters is people realising there is a reason for a lower limit.
And I think it has more to it than just the actual traffic speed. Wider use of lower limits could signal an end to our obsession with putting the car above everything else.
When 20mph or lower speed limits were introduced in my neck of the woods, especially near school's, the signing became very confusing, and the authorities had to change the signs for more clearer information.
One point was the 'within school hours', because due to school holidays, evening classes, various functions and the like, people were getting rather confused to when the regulations applied or if they applied at all.
But having said that, it would appear that people carry on regardless, because no policing is taking place. Speed camera's I suppose is the remedy for that?.
My home town introduced an almost blanket coverage 20mph zone 2 years ago, and have just released the accident figures for the last year. I do not recall the exact figures, but there was a substantial decrease in the number of accidents, also injuries and deaths. So, on the safety issue only, there is a very strong case for the reduction in the speed limit. I would expect to see more LA's adopting 20mph zones town wide.