20 miles per hour will soon be the speed limit on roads within London's Square Mile, in order to reduce the number of pedestrians and cyclists killed on the streets. The City of London is following in the footsteps of Islington and Camden, where 20-limits have already been rolled out.
A group which campaigns for lower speed limits welcomed today's decision by the City of London.
– 20's Plenty Where People Live, Campaign Group
A 20mph City of London says strongly that 20's plenty where people work.
The City of London joins Paris and Tokyo in recognising that 20mph limits are better for business and health.
A quarter of London is now committed to 20mph and other boroughs are watching the City's decision.
More are expected to announce their own borough-wide 20mph limits soon.
- The plan to reduce the speed limit in the City of London is supported by the Mayor of London, TfL, and the City of London Police
- The City of London says it will add only minutes to journey times
- A report also shows it will have minimal impact on air quality
– Michael Welbank, Chairman of the Planning & Transportation Committee
I am delighted this proposal has been passed. The City of London's street usage has changed dramatically over the last 10 years, with the number of cyclists tripling.
The Corporation has adopted a Road Danger Reduction Plan containing a wide range of measures.
The 20mph speed limit for the City is not the panacea but a further step in reducing casualties.
The City of London has given the go ahead to reduce the speed limit in the Square Mile to 20mph.
@itvlondon Variable Speed Limit for variable driving conditions. 20mph at night on empty road makes little sense..,
@itvlondon voted for by people that don't have to suffer the consequences of their actions
@itvlondon not really,very rare to get to 20 mph anyway these days in the City
Matt Ratcliffe Should do this by all primary schools but only during school time, and areas where children play or cross roads.
Chris Hall Totally wrong. They are trying to remove cars and make it a cycle zone.
Peter Kelly Of course they will enforce it. The City of London Corporation fund the City Police, that's the only reason they exist.
The City of London is due to vote today on whether to enforce a 20mph speed limit on roads in the Square Mile. City of London police say they will enforce the rule if it's brought in.
The City of London says congestion and pollution will not increase if the 20mph limit is brought in, and may even go down slightly.