The City of London Corporation’s most senior decision-making body, the Court of Common Council, has voted to make the Square Mile the first area in the UK with a 15mph speed limit, subject to government approval (24 May 2019).

Stephen Edwards, Director of Policy and Communications, Living Streets comments:  

“Slower speeds in highly congested areas where huge volumes of people are working are vital to ensuring people’s safety.

“If a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle at 20mph they have a 97 per cent chance of survival. This reduces with every mile driven faster.

“Slower speeds not only save lives; they also contribute hugely to making people feel more comfortable walking. This will help encourage people to choose healthier and cleaner ways to travel.

“This excellent intervention shows that the City of London is committed to ensuring the Square Mile is accessible to all and an easy, attractive and healthy place to work, live, learn and visit.”