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Author Topic: New 20 miles per hour speed limits - on roads in Bristol, and elsewhere?  (Read 10956 times)
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« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2019, 10:13:23 pm »

"Furious" in the 1860s would be more likely to refer to a state of mind. The link for that word to include "speed" may have come along rather later in history.

This intrigued me as its use to mean energetic, wild or violent as in "fast and furious" was I thought established, if not archaic - and Google has revealed that Rabbie Burns used the expression in "Tam O'Shanter" in 1793 in the line -

"The mirth and fun grew fast and furious"

So I think it clear means recklessly fast. And I expect that the endorphin rush of the offending cyclists is the same as those of the dancers responding to the piper's music in Burns' poem.   
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« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2019, 09:14:55 pm »


STOKE LODGE & STOKE GIFFORD - Stoke Lane and Little Stoke Lane Traffic Calming & 20mph Zone


Funding has been made available for a number of schemes that will assist walking and cycling to schools. The funding is supporting a proposal for additional traffic calming measures on Stoke Lane and Little Stoke Lane that will help to reduce speeds and improve road safety particularly for school children walking from Patchway Community School, Holy Family School, St Chads Patchway CE Primary School, Stoke Lodge Infants & Junior Schools and Little Stoke School Primary. Stoke Lane is currently subject to a 30mph road with some traffic calming features. Little Stoke Road is mostly subject to a 20mph speed limit with a small section of 30mph with traffic calming features already installed near the school.

Purpose of the scheme

The purpose of the scheme is to reduce speeds on Stoke Lane, Little Stoke Lane and various side roads with the introduction of a 20mph zone by the use of traffic calming measures.

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