20mph speed limit

We are proposing 20mph speed limits across the city in our drive to make Westminster a safer, healthier and cleaner environment for everyone. Reducing speeds reduces the severity of accidents and makes it safer to walk and cycle – helping improve public space and encourage healthier, more active lifestyles.

We have already introduced 20mph speed limits around 39 schools in Westminster following a successful trial. Lower speed limits were supported by an overwhelming majority of residents, who felt it would be safer to walk and cycle in their community.


We have undertaken consultation on a proposal to introduce on 20mph speed limits for all roads across Westminster (except for Transport for London’s red routes, some of which will also become 20mph in the near future).

This proposal is just part of the council’s drive to create a healthier and greener Westminster. We are also campaigning to improve air quality around schools, create low emissions neighbourhoods, improve energy efficiency, enhance green space and much more. Find out more about our action plan for a greener city.

The consultation has now closed and following consideration of the responses received, a decision will be made in Spring 2020. Thanks to everyone who has responded to the consultation.


If you have any queries, contact the 20mph team by emailing: askhighways@westminster.gov.uk.

Last updated: 16 December 2019