TRANSPORT chiefs have announced plans to bring a 20mph speed limit to more of the capital’s roads in September.
Transport for London (TfL) is pushing forward with plans to reduce the speed limits on 137 miles of its 367-mile network by 2024 after data emerged on the safety of its current low speed zones.
The majority of the restrictions will see roads move from 30mph zones to 20mph but will also include reductions from 40mph to 30mph.
TfL is planning to introduce 65km of new 20mph speed limits in September within the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Lewisham, Southwark, Wandsworth, Merton, Bromley and Lambeth.
A 20mph limit will be introduced on sections of a number of roads including Camberwell New Road, Tooting Bec Road, High Street Colliers Wood, Balham High Road and more.
TfL data, which monitored the safety of 20mph zones before and after the restrictions were implemented, found that the collisions resulting in death or fatalities had reduced by 25 per cent.
Currently, 68 miles of TFL roads have 20mph speed limits on them, including in all congestion charge roads.
The plan will introduce 17 miles of 20mph zones on roads across Camden, Islington, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Haringey this month.