Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

2.7m Londoners 'Will Be Living on 20mph Streets by the Summer'

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

2.7m Londoners 'Will Be Living on 20mph Streets by the Summer'

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Byline: David Williams

NEARLY one third of Londoners will be living on streets with a 20mph speed limit by summer, new figures claim.

A total of 2.7 million people 31 per cent of the population will be pulled in to 20mph areas as the slower limit is applied to more roads. In inner London, more than half of residents are expected to live on such streets.

The findings, complied by campaign group 20's Plenty for Us, coincide with the 80th anniversary today of the implementation of the 30mph speed limit. Jeremy Leach, 20's Plenty spokesman, said: "All of this points to 20mph becoming the default across much if not all of London in the very near future. [30mph] is now being superseded in the interests of road safety." Last week the Standard reported how limits on some of the capital's busiest main roads will fall to 20mph, as Transport for London tries to cut deaths and serious injuries of pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists by 40 per cent by 2020. …

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