Assembly response to 20mph speed limits in central London

05 June 2019

Transport for London (TfL) has today announced it wants certain areas in central London to have 20mph limits for drivers from next May.

Areas such as Victoria and Albert Embankments, Millbank, Tower Hill and Blackfriars Road will be affected.


In response, Chair of the London Assembly Transport CommitteeFlorence Eshalomi, said:


“In our Hostile Streets’ report, the Transport Committee asked TfL to review all the speed limits on its roads.


“The Committee believes the Mayor could be more ambitious and think about areas outside of the Congestion Charge Zone where walking and cycling could be utilised even more.


It is not acceptable that we are still seeing deaths on London’s roads because of drivers not obeying the speed limit. This is a start from the Mayor and TfL and more needs to be done to protect pedestrians and cyclists.”



Notes to editors

  1. The Hostile Streets report represented the view of the majority of the Committee. The GLA Conservatives’ dissenting views are set out in a minority opinion in Appendix 1 of this report (pages 41 and 42).  In particular, they disagree with Recommendations 1 and 10.  The UKIP Group disagrees with Recommendations1, 6 and 10.  Further details are included on pages 18, 27 and 38.
  2. Florence Eshalomi AM, Chair of the Transport Committee, is available for interview – see contact details below.
  3. London Assembly Transport Committee.
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.


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