Wheels in motion for campaign for 20mph speed limits
Speed limits of 20mph could soon be introduced on London’s roads if a campaign backed by Assembly Member John Biggs is successful.
The GO 20 group is pushing for new limits to be introduced around schools and residential areas, after research was published showing that the number of deaths caused by road accidents has gone down by 42 per cent in areas with 20mph speed limits.
Speaking at the launch of the GO 20 campaign last week, the former leader of Tower Hamlets council said: “A 20 mph limit offers the potential to increase levels of walking and cycling.”
“I would like to hear from residents about where in Tower Hamlets could benefit from 20mph limits, where there are dangerous black spots and where crossings need to be made safer.”
Mr Biggs recently backed a review into the junction of Mile End Road with Burdett Road and Grove Road, describing the lack of fatal accidents there in recent years as a “miracle”.
You may also want to watch:
The Assembly Member for City and east London is now urging people to come forward to help identify other accident black spots in the East End in an effort to make roads safer for cyclists.
“I’m calling on local residents to let me know which junctions they think are unsafe”, he said.
- 1 Man killed after fall from Bow tower block
- 2 14 charged with alleged drug dealing and money laundering offences
- 3 19 arrested and cash seized in East End dawn drug raids
- 4 Panel finds gross misconduct proven against Pc arrested on suspicion of drug dealing
- 5 Road and rail round-up: Disruptions to travel in east London this week
- 6 Revealed: The most popular baby names in your area in 2020
- 7 Why some families can't leave Bow's 'dangerous structure' tower block
- 8 Prison sentence increased for 'violent and dangerous' man
- 9 Tower hamlets killing: £20,000 reward offered as two men sought for queries
- 10 Police called as furious families told to quit Bow's 'dangerous' block
“It is more important than ever to slow down traffic in residential areas and make all of our dangerous junctions and streets safe for people on foot and bicycle.”
Junctions currently being reviewed by TfL include Bow Roundabout, Horseferry Road and various junctions along Mile End Road.