20 mph speed limits on London's roads (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/4963
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What success have you had in encouraging boroughs to introduce new 20 mph speed limits on their roads since your election?

Answer

Answer for 20 mph speed limits on London's roads (2)

Answer for 20 mph speed limits on London's roads (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have had considerable success in encouraging boroughs to introduce new 20mph speed limits on their roads. The length of 20mph speed limits on borough roads grew by almost a third between July 2016 and November 2017, from 4,774 kilometres to 6,229 kilometres.

I am encouraging boroughs to introduce new 20mph speed limits on their roads through Local Implementation Plan funding and my Liveable Neighbourhoods programme. I have also asked Transport for London to provide data analysis, training and technical guidance to support the boroughs to lower speed limits in the future.