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20mph Limit

20mph limit – borough wide scheme

To help make roads safer for all, Islington Council is introducing a 20mph speed limit on all its main roads, such as Hornsey Road and Essex Road. The council plans to start installing new signs and road marking from December, and to complete the work by the end of March 2013.

The new 20mph limit has been supported by residents and road safety groups. The council hopes to change the driving culture in Islington towards lower speeds, and is asking drivers to help and respect the new limit.

Speeding is a criminal offence, and can cause road accidents. Last year 100 people were either killed or seriously injured on Islington's main road network, and the council wants to bring this number down through reducing speeds to a more appropriate level for inner London.

All side roads in Islington already have a 20mph limit. When work is completed next year, there will be a 20mph limit on all borough roads except for the few routes managed by Transport for London, such as Upper Street and Holloway Road.

Islington has led the way on introducing 20mph limits. It was the first borough in the country to bring in a 20mph limit on side roads, and also the first to adopt 20mph on its main roads.

For more information

If you require any further information on this scheme, please contact Michael Fletcher on:
Tel. 020 7527 2000 E-mail. public.realm@islington.gov.uk

 

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