Lowering Speed Limits

The Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) is committed to the Vision Zero Action Plan. The Action Plan sets out our ambition to eliminate death and serious injury from London’s transport network by 2041. It details our plans to reduce road danger, including proposals to implement safer lower speeds on the roads we operate and manage across London.

We are seeking your views on the changes before they are introduced. We are also keen to know your views and experiences on the new lower speed limits once the work is complete and safer speeds are in operation.

Why do we want to lower speeds?

Collision data from around the world is very clear. It shows the faster a vehicle is travelling the more likely a collision will occur because the driver has less time to react, stop or avoid the collision and the more severe an injury resulting from the collision will be.

If you would like to know more background information, please read our consultation report that can be found in the Documents section.

What are we doing?

As of October 2022, we have provided a 20mph speed limit on over 105km of the TLRN across London. We have reduced speed limits in the last year on a further 30km of our roads in Westminster, Haringey, Hackney, Enfield, Croydon and Tower Hamlets. Most recently safer speed limits have been introduced on the A205 Upper Richmond Road, Wandsworth and at Gants Hill, Redbridge.

In March 2020, we introduced a 20mph speed limit on all our roads within the central London Congestion Charging Zone, under phase 1 of the programme.

In the next phase of the lowering speed limits programme, by March 2024, we aim to lower the speed limit on a further 140km of TLRN, including 37 town centre locations to provide safer, more pleasant environments for people to travel within London.

You can also view our updated maps in the 'Documents' section. Please note, these proposed changes are subject to statutory traffic order consultations.

What's next?

We are progressing plans to lower the speed limit by 10mph in locations across London and will begin works in early 2023 to schemes in Camden, Islington, Hackney, Haringey and Tower Hamlets. In late 2023, we will begin works in Greenwich, Lewisham, Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth, Merton and Kensington and Chelsea.

By March 2023, we also plan to reduce the speed limit on Gants Hill roundabout, Redbridge, Ruislip Road, Ealing, Upper Richmond Road, Wandsworth and West Wickham, Bromley.

If you would like to comment on our Lowering Speed Limits Programme, please use the Discussion board below.

Want to be kept up to date? Receive project updates by clicking the 'Subscribe' button.

We are committed to improving transport in London by making it safe and reliable. All of our plans have been designed with this in mind. Please view our Equalities Statement in the 'Documents' section for more information.

The Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) is committed to the Vision Zero Action Plan. The Action Plan sets out our ambition to eliminate death and serious injury from London’s transport network by 2041. It details our plans to reduce road danger, including proposals to implement safer lower speeds on the roads we operate and manage across London.

We are seeking your views on the changes before they are introduced. We are also keen to know your views and experiences on the new lower speed limits once the work is complete and safer speeds are in operation.

Why do we want to lower speeds?

Collision data from around the world is very clear. It shows the faster a vehicle is travelling the more likely a collision will occur because the driver has less time to react, stop or avoid the collision and the more severe an injury resulting from the collision will be.

If you would like to know more background information, please read our consultation report that can be found in the Documents section.

What are we doing?

As of October 2022, we have provided a 20mph speed limit on over 105km of the TLRN across London. We have reduced speed limits in the last year on a further 30km of our roads in Westminster, Haringey, Hackney, Enfield, Croydon and Tower Hamlets. Most recently safer speed limits have been introduced on the A205 Upper Richmond Road, Wandsworth and at Gants Hill, Redbridge.

In March 2020, we introduced a 20mph speed limit on all our roads within the central London Congestion Charging Zone, under phase 1 of the programme.

In the next phase of the lowering speed limits programme, by March 2024, we aim to lower the speed limit on a further 140km of TLRN, including 37 town centre locations to provide safer, more pleasant environments for people to travel within London.

You can also view our updated maps in the 'Documents' section. Please note, these proposed changes are subject to statutory traffic order consultations.

What's next?

We are progressing plans to lower the speed limit by 10mph in locations across London and will begin works in early 2023 to schemes in Camden, Islington, Hackney, Haringey and Tower Hamlets. In late 2023, we will begin works in Greenwich, Lewisham, Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth, Merton and Kensington and Chelsea.

By March 2023, we also plan to reduce the speed limit on Gants Hill roundabout, Redbridge, Ruislip Road, Ealing, Upper Richmond Road, Wandsworth and West Wickham, Bromley.

If you would like to comment on our Lowering Speed Limits Programme, please use the Discussion board below.

Want to be kept up to date? Receive project updates by clicking the 'Subscribe' button.

We are committed to improving transport in London by making it safe and reliable. All of our plans have been designed with this in mind. Please view our Equalities Statement in the 'Documents' section for more information.

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