Today, Transport for London (TfL) has opened a public consultation on making 20mph the new general speed limit on roads within central London, as part of the Mayor’s Vision Zero commitment to eliminate death and serious injury on London’s roads. 

Stephen Edwards, Director of Policy & Communications at Living Streets said:

“It’s vital that people realise the facts around 20mph. If a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle at 20mph they have a 97% chance of survival. This reduces with every mile driven faster. As a supporter of Vision Zero, Living Streets champions a change in legislation to set 20mph as the default speed limit in built-up areas. Lower speeds are an essential part of liveable neighbourhoods. The consultation and implementation plan TfL has devised are a great step forward for London.”

 

 

 

 

For full details of the TfL proposals and to share your views, please visit: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/streets/20. The consultation is open until Wednesday 10 July 2019.