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TfL plans 20 mph speed limit on more of SE1’s main roads

London SE1 website team

Transport for London has launched a consultation on plans to introduce lower speed limits on all roads it controls in the congestion charge zone by May next year.

The plan – first announced last summer – would see 20 mph limits introduced on 5.5 miles of main roads in central London. In SE1, the change would affect:

Albert Embankment
Lambeth Palace Road
Lambeth Bridge
Borough High Street
Great Dover Street
Blackfriars Road
• Part of Druid Street (between Tower Bridge Road and Crucifix Lane)
Crucifix Lane
• Part of Bermondsey Street (between Crucifix Lane and Tooley Street)
• Part of Queen Elizabeth Street (between Tooley Street and Tower Bridge Road)

Public consultation on the changes will continue until 10 July.

Speed cameras on all of TfL's roads within the CCZ will be amended to 20 mph, and mobile speed cameras will also be used to make sure drivers comply with the new limit.

In Great Dover Street, TfL is proposing to raise the existing pedestrian crossing opposite The Black Horse pub to pavement level.

Stuart Reid, Interim Director of Vision Zero at TfL, said: "Lower speeds save lives. That's why we plan to reduce speed limits in central London, where hundreds of thousands of people are walking and cycling each day.

"Many of London's boroughs are already leading the way on safer speed limits and introducing 20 mph in central London will deliver consistently safer roads regardless of which road authority is responsible for them.

"The bold actions outlined in the Mayor's Vision Zero Plan will set London on the path to eliminating death and serious injuries on our transport network by 2041."

A 20 mph limit is proposed for roads around Elephant & Castle and for Tooley Street as part of separate TfL projects.

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