20mph limit for all roads in City of London

12/09/2013
Highways Reporters

A 20mph limit will be implemented across all roads in the City of London.

The City of London’s full Court of Common Council today (12 September) voted for an area wide 20mph limit to protect workers and visitors to the UK’s financial hub.

Campaign group 20’s Plenty for Us welcomed the move and say the vote will raise the safety and quality of life for thousands working in, or visiting, London’s financial hub.

In July the Mayor’s Roads Task Force recommended that the central activities zone (i.e. West End, The City and Southbank) become 20mph across the whole area.

A quarter of London boroughs now either have a total 20mph limits policy or are moving towards a 20mph speed limit – Islington, Camden, Southwark, Haringey, Hackney, Waltham Forest, Lambeth and now the City of London.

Jeremy Leach, 20’s Plenty for Us London co-ordinator, said: “A 20mph City of London says strongly that 20’s Plenty where people work. The City of London joins Paris and Tokyo in recognising that 20mph limits are better for business and health. A quarter of London is now committed to 20mph and other boroughs are watching the City’s decision. More are expected to announce their own borough-wide 20mph limits soon.”

Rod King MBE, 20’s Plenty for Us founder, added: “The City of London has chosen wisely in civilising streets for people with 20mph limits. This highlights the need for a review of signage requirements to enable it to be far cheaper for local authorities to implement 20mph limits.”

 
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