20mph comes to Lambeth
As of Monday 4 April 2016, a new 20mph speed limit will come into effect on all Lambeth controlled roads.
Lambeth council are in charge of the majority of roads in the borough, apart from the major “red” routes into and around London, which are controlled by Transport for London.
As well as all council controlled roads becoming 20mph, TfL plans to introduce the same limit on roads it manages in the borough from April, including Brixton town centre, Clapham High Street and Stamford Street.
Driving slower on residential roads has been proven to reduce traffic accidents, making the urban environment safer, not only for drivers but for pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, which make up 80 per cent of serious and fatal collisions.
It can also lead to an improved flow of traffic through junctions and a reduction in noise levels and fuel consumption.
How can I find out more about the changes?
To find out more about the new speed limit, its benefits and which roads will be affected please visit the 20mph pages on our website.