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Saturday 26 October 2013 11.28am
Dan M wrote:
All right, 30mph then. Still think this would be a good thing.


O.K. Dan, I can live with that, we are back in agreement.
Saturday 26 October 2013 3.26pm
...and taxis, of course, and delivery vans and any other vehicles that never venture outside the 30mph zone.
Monday 28 October 2013 5.05pm
"Today, the City of Londonís Court of Common Council approved a plan to reduce the speed limit to 20mph in the City .... All the surrounding City boroughs, with the exception of Westminster, have already adopted a 20mph limit, and it has been shown to be effective in reducing both the number and severity of collisions."

http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/about-the-city/what-we-do/media-centre/news-releases/2013/Pages/city-of-london-corporation-approves-20mph-speed-limit.aspx

Say what you like about 20mph limits, but it isn't just happening in other cities, it's sweeping London. In some cases TfL roads are excluded but they will probably fall next.
Tuesday 29 October 2013 2.33pm
If a speed limit lower than the existing limits is imposed on buses, then more buses and drivers will be needed per route. Couple this with longer journey times, and you have a fairly major hit to the transport economics of london.

And for those who say the buses simply get to the next red faster, the SCOOT system delays reds/accelerates greens in order to avoid buses stopping at most major junctions.
Tuesday 5 November 2013 10.15am
We don't need a lower speed limit.

We need more disciplined driving (cycling, motorbiking, etc), adapting speed to suit conditions. And we need pedestrians to look where they're going and take some responsibility for their own safety.

...if you press it, they will come.
Tuesday 5 November 2013 1.55pm
Colinio wrote:
"Today, the City of Londonís Court of Common Council approved a plan to reduce the speed limit to 20mph in the City .... All the surrounding City boroughs, with the exception of Westminster, have already adopted a 20mph limit, and it has been shown to be effective in reducing both the number and severity of collisions."
http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/about-the-city/what-we-do/media-centre/news-releases/2013/Pages/city-of-london-corporation-approves-20mph-speed-limit.aspx

Say what you like about 20mph limits, but it isn't just happening in other cities, it's sweeping London. In some cases TfL roads are excluded but they will probably fall next.


I showed this to my son, an Australian citizen now, after being a long time resident of Germany.
He's is over for a few days, having returned to Germany for a month to visit his wife's family.
He hesitated for a couple of seconds, then said, "Strewth!, did I ever do the right thing, getting away from this place."
Tuesday 5 November 2013 5.18pm
Do gooders making this city really lame... 20 mph, come on!
Tuesday 5 November 2013 7.22pm
Ivanhoe got it right.

Let's have common sense and personal responsibility and not the constant anti-motorist verbiage.
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