TfL consults on next stage of lowering speed limits

12.40 | 22 November 2022 |

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TfL is carrying out local engagement on plans to introduce 28km of new 20mph speed limits within five boroughs.

The new speed limits are designed to make a large area of London safer and more attractive for people in these communities to live, work and play, encouraging more people out of their cars and to walk, cycle and use public transport more often.

The proposed changes would mean that almost all the roads in Camden, Islington, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Haringey will have a consistent 20mph speed limit on both the TfL Road Network (TLRN) and borough network, including sections of the A503, A501, A41, A1, A10, A11 and A1203.

Subject to the consultation outcome, works to introduce the new speed limits could begin in February 2023.

The new limits would be supported by new signs and road markings, and TfL says it will work closely with the Met to ensure that drivers understand and comply. Banners attached to street lamps in the new 20mph areas would also be put in place to increase driver awareness of the new speed limit.

Following the initial implementation, TfL plans to carry out monitoring to determine whether further measures to further reduce vehicle speeds are required.

Penny Rees, TfL head of healthy streets investment, said: “We are determined to eliminate deaths and serious injuries from London’s roads in line with our Vision Zero goal.

“Ensuring the safety of Londoners and visitors is paramount, which is why we are proposing to introduce 28km of new 20mph speed limit within the boroughs of Camden, Islington, Hackney, Haringey and Tower Hamlets.

“The introduction of 20mph speed limits would not only save lives but also encourage Londoners to travel in more active and sustainable ways.

“Making London’s streets safer for people walking and cycling is our top priority and 20mph speed limits significantly reduce road danger. We really value people’s feedback on our proposals and I’d encourage everybody to use this opportunity to have their say on our plans.”



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