Call for borough-wide 20mph speed limit in Lewisham

Call for borough-wide 20mph speed limit in Lewisham

Call for borough-wide 20mph speed limit in Lewisham

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , deputy news editor

SCORES of people have signed a petition calling for a borough-wide 20mph speed limit in Lewisham to improve safety on the area's roads.

The petition has been organised by local campaigner Clare Griffiths after the Green Party's Councillor Darren Johnson failed in a bid to introduce the measure last year.

It is hoped the document will make Mayor of Lewisham Sir Steve Bullock look again at the decision.

Similar plans have put forward for nine other London boroughs, including Greenwich, and supporters credit the limit with reducing child pedestrian accidents by up to 70 per cent.

Back in January the general committee for Lewisham Deptford Labour also passed a motion in favour of the borough-wide limit.

To sign up for the petition, which is called 'Introduce a borough-wide 20mph zone' and has 135 signatures so far, visit change.org

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4:15pm Wed 12 Feb 14

j.j. says...

This is absolutely pointless - all they will get is loads of new street furniture. 20 mph zones without any enforcement create a false sense of security for vulnerable road users. People who want to ignore speed limits will continue to do so - DfT's own research shows that signs alone have hardly any influence on speeds. The Government got it completely wrong when they allowed councils to create these 20 mph zones without any measures to enforece them.
This is absolutely pointless - all they will get is loads of new street furniture. 20 mph zones without any enforcement create a false sense of security for vulnerable road users. People who want to ignore speed limits will continue to do so - DfT's own research shows that signs alone have hardly any influence on speeds. The Government got it completely wrong when they allowed councils to create these 20 mph zones without any measures to enforece them. j.j.
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