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20mph speed limit on the way on some of London's busiest main roads

Motorists are to face a 20mph speed limit on some of London's busiest main roads.

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Transport for London plans to pilot reduced speed limits on eight key routes including Westminster Bridge.

The first 20mph zone will appear in Commercial Street in Tower Hamlets next month.

TfL claimed the experiment would cut road casualties and improve the quality of life for local residents.

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We are working extremely closely with all London boroughs to help reduce the number of road casualties that occur every year in London, but also to increase active travel such as walking and cycling and enhance the areas where people live, work and shop.

Although large sections of the TfL Road Network are main arterial roads, some sections pass through busy town centres, which are more attuned to lower speed limits as they have high pedestrian and cyclist numbers.

Piloting 20mph speed limits form a key part of our continuing work to make central London safer, pleasant and more attractive for all.

– Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport at TfL

Additional 20mph zones are expected to appear on:

  • Upper Street and Holloway Road (between Pentonville Road and Seven Sisters Road)
  • Westminster Bridge, Stamford Street and Southwark St (between Victoria Embankment and Borough High Street - this trial would also incorporate the previous 20mph trial at Waterloo Roundabout)
  • Brixton Town Centre (between St Matthews Road and Stockwell Park Walk)
  • Clapham High Street (between Clapham Park Road and Bedford Road, which forms part of Cycle Superhighway 7)
  • Earls Court Road and Redcliffe Gardens (between A4 Cromwell Road and Fulham Road)
  • Kings Cross Road and Farringdon Road (between Pentonville Road and Charterhouse Road, linking up with the previous 20mph trial along Farringdon St and Blackfriars Bridge)
  • Camden Street (between Camden Road and Crowndale Road)