20 mph Speed Limits

Wednesday 16 January 2013, 2:00pm

Motion detail

This Assembly welcomes the initiative within the Mayor's recent publication, ‘Towards a road safety action plan for London’, that recognises the complexity of the Transport for London Road Network and "considers lower speed limits on these routes". This Assembly agrees with the Mayor that "potential benefits in terms of safety and liveability of town centres needs to be taken into consideration alongside other functions the TLRN performs."

This Assembly calls on the Mayor of London to review speeds on the Transport for London Road Network and to introduce more 20 mph speed limits in response to requests from borough councils, schools, pedestrian groups, and cycling organisations.

The Mayor's junction review and requests from boroughs such as Islington for borough-wide 20 mph zones provide opportunities for more 20 mph speed limits on London's roads. To this end, the Assembly calls on TfL to publish the rationale for retaining the 30mph limit where they decline a request from a local council to reduce it to 20mph, including modelling data and supporting detail.