London Assembly members have urged Sadiq Khan to be “more ambitious” in plans to cut road speeds in the capital.
On Wednesday the Mayor and Transport for London announced a consultation on plans to impose a 20mph limit on all TfL controlled roads within the Congestion Charge Zone in a bid to cut the 4,000 deaths and serious injuries on London’s streets each year.
Mr Khan says the move “will protect people walking and cycling and other road users in the busiest part of the capital.”
However the Assembly’s transport committee wants him to go further.
Chair Florence Eshalomi said: “In our ‘Hostile Streets’ report, the Transport Committee asked TfL to review all the speed limits on its roads.
“The Committee believes the Mayor could be more ambitious and think about areas outside of the Congestion Charge Zone where walking and cycling could be utilised even more.
“It is not acceptable that we are still seeing deaths on London’s roads because of drivers not obeying the speed limit. This is a start from the Mayor and TfL and more needs to be done to protect pedestrians and cyclists.”
The lower limit would affect the following roads:
- Albert Embankment
- Lambeth Palace Road, Lambeth Bridge
- Victoria Embankment
- Upper Thames Street, Lower Thames Street, Tower Hill
- Borough High Street, Great Dover Street
- Blackfriars Road
- Part of Druid Street (between Tower Bridge Road and Crucifix Lane), Crucifix Lane, part of Bermondsey Street (between Crucifix Lane and Tooley Street), part of Tooley Street (between Bermondsey Street and Tower Bridge Road)
A 20mph limit will also be introduced at Aldgate Gyratory, including Leman Street, Prescot Street, Mansell Street, Minories and Goodman’s Yard, which is on the boundary of the CCZ rather than within it.
The consultation is open until 10 July and can be completed at: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/streets/20/