Lambeth roads go 20mph

29 July, 2015

Written by: Campaigns team

Council news > Safety > Transport

Our aim is to make Lambeth’s streets the safest and greenest streets in London. From November 2015, work will commence to introduce a new 20mph speed limit borough wide.

Lambeth roads go 20mph

Reducing speeds to 20mph will

  • Cut the number of casualties in the borough
  • Improve pedestrian safety
  • Encourage more confidence among cyclists and
  • Cut the number of accidents around schools.

Reducing speed limits also brings other benefit such as; improving health and air quality as more people cycle or walk.

We are committed to making Lambeth one of the most cycle-friendly boroughs in London. Lambeth cabinet member for Environment & Sustainability, Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite, says: “We want safer streets in Lambeth; streets where people enjoying living and working and where they feel safe to walk and cycle”.

Driving slower on residential roads has been proven to reduce traffic accidents, making the urban environment safer, especially for pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclist who make up 80% of serious and fatal collisions.

Our plans to introduce a lower speed limit were given an overwhelming ‘thumbs up’ by residents we spoke to at the recent Country Show. Cyclists in particular felt they would be more confident on the main road with vehicles travelling at lower speeds.

Find out more about our plans

2 Thoughts on “Lambeth roads go 20mph

  1. maggy says:

    we were driving last week or so and some streets have a 20mph sign on a lamp-post and 30mph written on the road in the same street. why is that?

    • Communications team says:

      Hi,
      The team would have been in the process of setting up the new signs. The new 20mph speed limit has started this week and the signs should now be correct.

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