20mph & cycle superhighway

MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


At the Cycle Revolution meeting hosted by Kulveer Ranger in October 2010, a discussion was held about my idea of making all Cycle Superhighways 20mph. The minutes say that whilst there is no objection to this in principle, it is not seen as practical, but Kulveer asked for a wider strategy to be prepared "around this proposition" and Transport for London agreed to take this forward. May I have a copy of this strategy?


Answer for 20mph & cycle superhighway

Answer for 20mph & cycle superhighway

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL's approach to 20mph speed limits is as set out in my answer to MQ0199 / 2012.

20mph zones have been provided as part of Barclays Cycle Superhighway route 7 on Southwark Bridge Road and route 8 on Old York Road. TfL will continue to consider such measures for future routes on the basis outlined above, and alongside a wide range of other measures.

Where reducing traffic speeds is deemed to have a safety benefit to cyclists, TfL will consider the best way of achieving this, including through the reduction of speed limits or by making physical changes to the road layout.

TfL continues to consider interventions on Barclays Cycle Superhighways on a case-by-case basis, with measures tailored to the particular road conditions at a given location.