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Plan for 20 mph speed limit on residential streets in Borough & Bankside

London SE1 website team

Borough residents have until Friday to comment on proposals to introduce a 20 mph speed limit in part of Borough & Bankside.

20 mph sign
Dozens of new speed limit signs would be installed across the area

The proposal covers the area bounded by Blackfriars Road, Southwark Street, Borough High Street, Newington Causeway, St George's Road and Lambeth Road but excludes Borough Road, Southwark Bridge Road and London Road.

Southwark Council has carried out surveys to identify the average traffic speeds on roads in the area and believes that vehicles already travel at 'naturally low' speeds (24 mph or below) so the limit can be introduced without the need for physical traffic calming measures.

Residents in the affected area should have received a paper questionnaire; comments can also be sent to [email protected] by Friday 22 January.

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