12 August 2015

Lambeth confirms roll out of 20mph limit on borough's roads

Lambeth council have confirmed that from November this year it will begin the roll out of a 20mph speed limit on all roads controlled by the borough, including those in Vassall. It fufils Lambeth Labour's ongoing pledge to make roads in Lambeth safer.

The announcement is designed to deliver a number of improvements to health and safety, including:
  • Cut the number of casualties in the borough
  • Improving pedestrian safety
  • Encouraging more confidence among cyclist
  • Cutting the number of accidents around schools.
Talking about the announcement, Lambeth cabinet member for Environment & Sustainability, Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite, says:

“We want safer streets in Lambeth; streets where people enjoying living and working and where they feel safe to walk and cycle”.

Talking about the impact on the local area, Labour councillors Jacqui Dyer, Annie Gallop and Paul Gadsby, said;

"We are very happy the roll out of this programme is due to start in November and it will contribute to making local roads safer for families and children, especially near our local schools."

You can find out more about the announcement on here - including a helpful Q&A.