20 MPH Speed Limit To Be Introduced On All TfL Roads In Central London

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Last Updated 27 February 2020

20 MPH Speed Limit To Be Introduced On All TfL Roads In Central London
20 miles per hour road sign
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TfL has announced that a new 20mph speed limit will be enforced across all of its central London roads from Monday 2 March.

Reduced speed limits will be enforced on the 8.9km of roads that TfL runs within the Congestion Charge Zone, in a move that aims to tackle road danger. Prominent locations where traffic will be slowed include Borough High Street, Millbank, and Victoria Embankment. The new speed limits will be made clear with new signage and road markings.

From April the capital will also have a new speed enforcement team, to help ensure these new speed limits are observed.

This plan ties in neatly to Mayor Sadiq Khan's Vision Zero, which aims to eradicate all deaths and serious injuries from London's roads by 2041.

Lilli Matson, Chief Health, Safety and Environment Officer at TfL, said:

Millions of walking and cycling journeys are made across our city every single day and a person is five times less likely to be fatally injured if hit at 20mph than at 30mph — it's as straightforward as that.