20mph is plenty!
Lambeth will introduce a borough-wide 20mph speed limit in Lambeth April 2016. Lambeth Council is committed to making our streets a safe and clean place for everyone.
As part of the aim to have the safest and greenest streets in the capital, all Lambeth’s roads are to be given a 20mph speed limit. The new speed limits will be marked with signs and road markings, rather than physical speed humps and cushions. Lambeth council are in charge of the majority of roads in the borough, apart from the major routes into and around London, which are controlled by Transport for London.
Driving slower on residential roads has been proven to reduce traffic accidents, making the urban environment safer, not only for drivers but for pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, which make up 80% of serious and fatal collisions.
We know that speeding cars and dangerous drivers are of concern to local residents, which is why we have been pressing the issue at Full Council. The Cabinet member came back to us to say 20mph “[…] sends the strongest possible message to drivers and residents that speeding kills.”
Streatham Wells Councillors
Your local councillors are:
- Malcolm Clark
- Mohammed Seedat
- Amelie Treppass
Lambeth Council runs and maintains hundreds of services including schools, adult & children's social care, roads & pavements, certain benefits, council housing, help with homelessness and many more. If you require help in dealing with the council you can contact us or meet us in person at our surgeries (check surgery times).
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