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30kph in towns/cities survey

"Are you in favour of 30 km/h zones in towns and cities?

A majority of the Swiss population is in favour of the creation of 30 km/h zones in localities, according to a survey by the Swiss Accident Prevention Bureau (BPA). In the field, the city centre of Sion has taken the plunge.

According to the study published on Tuesday, 52% of the Swiss population is in favour of a 30 km/h speed limit in towns and cities, except on the main roads, which would remain limited to 50 km/h.

This support is more pronounced among older people (59%) than among young people aged 15 to 24 (40%). Both men (51%) and women (54%) are in favour of this measure.

In terms of language regions, the measure is particularly popular in Ticino, where two-thirds of respondents support it. French-speaking Switzerland follows with 55% support. In the German-speaking part of the country, support is more mixed (50%).

Priority rule
According to BPA analyses, the number of serious accidents could be reduced by at least a third if the speed limit in local areas were set at 30 km/h. "More needs to be done to demonstrate to the public the safety potential of such a system within towns and cities, including on the main roads," said Stefan Siegrist, director of the BPA, in a statement accompanying the report.

The survey also reveals a lack of awareness of the priority rule applicable in 30 km/h zones. Nearly three quarters of Swiss people (70%) believe that pedestrians have priority over cars in these zones. As a reminder, motorists, motorcyclists and cyclists have priority in these zones.

30 km/h zone in the centre of Sion
Coincidentally, the town of Sion also announced on Tuesday that it intended to lower the speed limit in the town centre. In close collaboration with the canton, it has launched a public enquiry into the creation of a 30 km/h zone over a large part of the road network (including the main network), it said in a press release.

"This is a very positive measure for the people of Sédun," Vincent Kempf, head of the town planning and mobility department, told Keystone-ATS.

It will make it possible to act on several fronts, such as noise pollution, air quality and the reduction of conflicts between the various road users, in particular by improving the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. It also aims to reduce transit traffic by encouraging motorists to use the motorway as a bypass.

If no objections are lodged, the speed limit will be reduced to 30 km/h on several stretches from spring 2022 onwards, adds Vincent Kempf. In a second phase, the perimeter of the zone should be extended to other roads that require a more extensive redesign of the roadway. Studies are underway."

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