P-06-1211 Remove the average speed cameras and 50mph speed limit on the M4 between Newport and Cardiff



This petition was submitted by Michael Slade, having collected a total of 145 signatures.


Text of Petition:                     

The government is pressing ahead with the installation of average speed cameras and a new 50mph speed limit on the M4 between Newport and Cardiff. They claim to reduce accidents, pollution and ease congestion. We the demand the immediate reversal of this policy. The investment should go into green initiatives that benefit not restrict the public. The best way to ease congestion is to increase supply (such as building additional lanes or bypass road), not reduce demand - damaging the economy.


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This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 15/11/2021.


The Committee noted the petitioner’s concerns whilst recognising that the Welsh Government’s Transport strategy places emphasis on the environment, air quality and people’s well-being through focusing on alternative travel and improved public travel infrastructure. The Committee concluded that the Welsh Government has no plans to remove the average speed cameras at present, agreeing to thank the petitioner and close the petition.


Full details of the consideration of this petition by the Committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 15/11/2021.



Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Monmouth
  • South Wales East


Further information



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 19/10/2021