Spring decision for 20mph in Westminster

LRSC Westminster 20mph

Westminster City Council says a decision on whether to introduce a 20mph speed limit across the borough will be made in spring 2020.

Plans for a borough wide 20mph limit were first announced in September, alongside a public consultation on the issue, which closed on 10 December.

Westminster Council will now consider the responses received, before coming to a decision early next year.

The council has previously said evidence suggests that reducing speeds reduces the severity of collisions, as well as making it safer to walk and cycle.

Speaking when the plans were first unveiled, Tim Mitchell, Westminster City Council deputy leader, said: “The way people get around is changing and we need to respond. 

“More of our residents and visitors want to walk or cycle, and fewer people are driving. Introducing a lower speed limit will help make sure our streets remain safe for all.”

The proposed 20mph limit in Westminster would apply to all roads apart from TfL red routes and those in the Royal Parks.

20mph speed limits have already been introduced around 39 schools in the borough – a move which was supported by 73% of residents, who felt it would be safer to walk and cycle in their community. 

Also in September, TfL confirmed speed limits on central London roads will be reduced to 20mph from early next year, after receiving public support for the plans.


12 December 2019