Tower Hamlets told to kill its speed
AN East End charity is calling on the Town Hall to kill the borough s speed to encourage more youngsters to walk to school. Living Streets, based in Wentworth Street in Whitechapel, has launched a campaign to urge local authorities, including Tower Hamle
AN East End charity is calling on the Town Hall to kill the borough's speed to encourage more youngsters to walk to school.
Living Streets, based in Wentworth Street in Whitechapel, has launched a campaign to urge local authorities, including Tower Hamlets council, to reduce the speed limits of roads outside of schools to 20mph so kids can walk safely.
The charity claims that 41 per cent of kids are driven to the gates, despite the majority of pupils living around a mile from school, and one in five of parents say they would be happy to allow their kids to walk if the traffic speed was reduced.
The Living Streets' Walk to School Campaign has been launched as part of International Walk to School Month.
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And parents are being urged to give walking a go during October and write to their local MPs and council to call for 20mph limits where they "live, work and play".
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