20 mph speed limits on London's roads (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/4962
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many kilometres of the Transport for London Road Network had 20 mph speed limits when you entered office, and how many kilometres will have them in a) May 2018 b) May 2019, and c) May 2020?

Answer

Answer for 20 mph speed limits on London's roads (1)

Answer for 20 mph speed limits on London's roads (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

When I entered office, the length of 20mph speed limits on the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN) was 16.8 kilometres. This had more than doubled by November 2017 to 36 kilometres.

It is not possible to say exactly what length of 20mph will be in place in May 2018, 2019 and 2020. I have asked Transport for London to consider 20mph speed limits in all new schemes on the TLRN, and to look to expand 20mph speed limits across central and inner London and town centres in outer London. I expect to see a substantial further increase in the length of 20mph speed limits on the TLRN over the coming years.