14 FEBRUARY 2022


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Article from BTNews 14 FEBRUARY 2022

London slows *

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is to introduce new 20mph restrictions on certain major roads with work starting imminently.

A press release notes that this will happen on 13.77km of highway.

It also states the obvious that those hit by a vehicle at 20mph are around five times less likely to be fatally injured than at 30mph.

In March 2020, Transport for London (TfL) launched a 20mph speed limit on all of its roads within the Congestion Charging Zone.

Four 20mph speed limits will be introduced, including the A10 – A503 corridor in Haringey, the A13 Commercial Road in Tower Hamlets, the A23 London Road in Croydon and the A107 corridor in Hackney. In addition, a 30mph speed limit will be created on the A10 Great Cambridge Road in Enfield.

Lilli Matson, Chief Health, Safety and Environment Officer at TfL, said: “Millions of walking and cycling journeys are made across London every day and people are much more likely to be killed or seriously injured if hit at 30mph than if a vehicle is travelling at 20mph or less.

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Adam Brown, Islington

What a crazy press release written by some junior just out of a ‘correct’ PR school. Better we go back to miles per hour or at least give the distances in some form we understand.