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Westminster sounds out residents on 20mph

Date: 
Tue, 17/09/2019

Plans to introduce a 20mph speed limit across Westminster have been set out by Westminster City Council.

The proposals, which would apply to all roads across the city apart from TfL red routes and those in the Royal Parks, will help make Westminster safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

Evidence suggests that reducing speeds reduces the severity of accidents, as well as making it safer to walk and cycle around the city.

The council has already introduced 20mph speed limits around 39 schools in Westminster following a successful trial and lower speed limits were supported by more than seven out of ten residents (73 per cent), who felt it would be safer to walk and cycle in their community. Following this, the council are now seeking public support for a borough wide 20mph limit.

Westminster City Council Deputy Leader Tim Mitchell said:

“The way people get around is changing and we need to respond. More of our residents and visitors want to walk or cycle, and fewer people are driving. Introducing a lower speed limit will help make sure our streets remain safe for all.

“Our trial 20mph limits around schools proved hugely popular – rolling these limits out across Westminster is the next logical step but we want to hear what people think first.”

You can have your say you think about 20pmh speed limits by taking a short survey.

The consultation launches today and runs until 10 December 2019. There will also be a number of drop in sessions across the city.

For further details visit: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/20mph.

 

Last updated: 17 September 2019