Borough-wide 20 mph speed limit

Closed 25 Mar 2013

Opened 11 Feb 2013

Feedback Updated 14 Aug 2013

We Asked

In February this year, we consulted local people on their views about a possible borough-wide 20mph speed limit as part of our commitment to reducing road casualties in the borough and creating more pleasant neighbourhoods for everyone.

You Said

The results of the public consultation showed overwhelming support for the proposal to implement a borough-wide 20mph speed restriction.

We Did

At the end of July 2013, Cabinet agreed that the borough-wide 20mph should be implemented and we will aim to do this by the end of March 2014.

Results Updated 14 Aug 2013

The results of the public consultation showed overwhelming support for the proposal to implement a borough-wide 20mph speed restriction.  At the end of July 2013, Cabinet agreed that the borough-wide 20mph should be implemented and we will aim to do this by the end of March 2014.

Overview

Camden Council is committed to reducing road casualties in the borough and creating more pleasant neighbourhoods for everyone.  We would like to know your views about a possible borough-wide 20 mph speed limit.

 

WHERE

  • We are proposing to introduce the 20 mph speed limit on all roads that we manage within the borough. This excludes ‘red routes’ which are Camden Road, Camden Street, Euston Road, Finchley Road and Hampstead Road as these roads are managed by Transport for London (TfL).  (Please note that Camden High Street, which is also a red route, has already been made 20 mph under a previous scheme).  We would still like your opinion on whether the red routes should be included as well so that we can discuss with TfL about potential future inclusion (see map in the related documents section below). 

 

HOW

  • A borough-wide 20 mph speed limit will be implemented by using signage and road markings only; there will not be any additional speed humps or speed cushions installed as part of this scheme.

 

SOME POINTS TO CONSIDER   

  • It is expected that a 20 mph speed limit will reduce the number of people killed and injured on Camden’s roads.
  • 20 mph zones already exist in most of Camden’s neighbourhoods and the 20 mph limit will fill in the gaps, making it more consistent and easy to follow (see map on following page for detail on the 20 mph zones and limits already in place in Camden).
  • By making our roads safer and more pleasant to use this will encourage more walking and cycling
  • A 20 mph speed limit may increase journey times on some roads and at certain times but we do not expect this will be significant.
  • There could be an increase in traffic congestion (traffic jams), but is not known if this will be the case.  If there is an increase it is only expected at a few locations and not across the borough.

 

Additional details about this plan to can be found in the frequently asked questions (FAQ) information related to this scheme, which can be found in the related documents section below.   If you would like to request a hard copy of these consultation materials or have any questions about the consultation please use the contact details on the right hand of this page.

Why We Are Consulting

We would like to know your views about a possible borough-wide 20 mph speed limit.

What Happens Next

After the consultation Camden’s Cabinet will decide, weighing up all consultation responses, whether or not the scheme should be implemented. It is expected that this decision will be later in summer 2013.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Community and living
  • Policing and public safety
  • Transport and streets