20mph zones are spreading fast, according to another email received from the pressure group, 20 is Plenty for Us. Everyone wants safer streets, but are blanket 20mph zones the answer? I don’t think so. For one thing, they open up fresh avenues of enforcement, extending state control over our daily lives and actions. And they express a misreading of human psychology. Our streets will only be genuinely safe when we are taught to drive according to social context, not coerced into driving by numbers. The transformation of a dangerous junction in Poynton, Cheshire, shows that intelligent design, not speed limits, produces the desired results: gentle speeds, civilised interaction, deference to vulnerable road-users. Link to video, Poynton Regenerated, here (or search Poynton in YouTube).