Tories Reject 20 Is Plenty for Wandsworth

Last night Wandsworth Conservatives voted against Labour’s proposals for limiting speeds on residential streets to 20mph. Here’s what they turned down:20mph_photo_1

‘This Council notes that already over 12 million people live in local authorities which are adopting or have adopted the policy of 20mph being the default speed limit on residential streets. Those communities have decided that “20’s Plenty Where People Live” – and it is those same communities who have then changed their behaviour to drive more slowly in residential streets where people live, walk and cycle.

Instead of considering one by one the numerous petitions submitted by people from all over the Borough, this Council agrees to instruct the Director of Environment and Community Services to submit a report to the relevant OSC and the Executive to introduce a 20mph default speed limit on our residential urban streets. This will be implemented on most streets without the need for any expensive physical calming measures, although it is noted that on some streets it may be appropriate to have a higher limit based on the road, vulnerable road users provision already installed, etc. But any limit above 20mph should be a considered decision based on local circumstances, with the new default Borough limit being 20mph.’

Sign our Petition:

http://www.sadiqkhan.org.uk/i_want_to_see_my_road_become_a_20mph

Sadiq Sets Up Tooting Road Safety Website

A new website has been set up by Sadiq Khan MP to help pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users to map accidents and potential danger spots in and around the Tooting constituency.
The aim is to not just identify areas where accidents have occurred, but use local intelligence to identify dangerous locations where an accident is likely in the future.

Click here:

https://saferstreetstooting.crowdmap.com/main

And here is a link to Wandsworth Living Streets, who are campaigning for a 20mph speed limit:

http://wandsworthlivingstreets.org/20splentyforus/