We are delighted at the progress on implementing borough-wide 20mph limits in London. Our September update shows how London is well on its way to becoming a 20mph city.
The latest news on 20mph in London is:
- As of September 2016, nine London boroughs have 20mph limits on all/almost all of their roads -Islington, Camden, City of London, Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Haringey. Tower Hamlets’ initial 18-month experimental scheme was made permanent by the Cabinet on Tuesday 6th September 2016.
- TfL now has 20mph limits on the Red Route network (TLRN) in a large number of locations in Central London and has confirmed that trials will be undertaken in the near future at other locations. Southwark St and Stamford St are the latest TLRN roads to go 20mph (June 2016).
- Five of the central London bridges will become subject to 20mph limits.
- June 2016 - Croydon voted to support 20mph limits across the second of its five areas. In July 2015 - 20mph limits in the first area in the north of the borough were approved and these were implemented on Monday 5th September 2016.
- Following the successful consultation in 2015, in March 2016 the Hammersmith & Fulham cabinet agrees to a borough-wide 20mph limit on all residential roads and a large number of main roads across the borough.
- In January 2016 LB Hounslow confirmed the roll out (over a four year period) of 20mph limits for all residential roads and main roads on which there is significant pedestrian activity and on all roads in the Chiswick area.
- Wandsworth. Summer 2016 consultation shows 59% in favour a borough-wide 20mph limit on all residential roads.
- September 2016 - City of Westminster announces trial of 20mph on its street with the details of locations to be confirmed.
- Ealing announces the introduction of a new urban speed limit policy with a 20mph speed limit in residential areas and town centres (subject to the outcome of consultation). The year-long trial in the Acton area came into force on Monday 5th September 2016.
- (Autumn 2015) Waltham Forest, rolling out a policy of borough-wide 20mph limits on its residential roads, has a successful consultation in Highams Park, its first area for 20mph limits north of the North Circular.
- As of the May 2016, almost two-fifths (39%) of all Londoners are living on roads and streets with a 20mph speed limit (3.4 million out of total 2015 population of 8.7 million). In the Inner London boroughs almost two-thirds (64%) of the population is living on 20mph streets and roads (2.0m out of 3.1m population)
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