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Time for a 20mph speed limit?

20mph speed limit coming to Haringey


Why 20mph?

Traffic speeds are sometimes too fast in our residential and local shopping streets. This can stop more people walking and cycling and can increase the number and severity of accidents. Research shows that there will be fewer accidents, and they will be less severe, if traffic is moving at 20mph rather than 30mph or faster.

20mph zones and 20mph limits

Almost 50% of Haringey’s roads are already part of 20mph zones. 20mph zones have humps and raised tables which forces traffic to slow down. 20mph limits have signs and road markings. Speed humps or cushions would not be introduced as part of the 20mph limit.

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Consultation Responses and Result

Following the statutory notification carried out in January/February 2015 a decision has now been made to proceed with the implementation of the borough wide 20mph limit in all residential streets except for private roads, (Transport for London Route network (TLRN) and some main roads. Please view the delegated report and the map which shows the excluded roads:

The council’s cabinet reports and results from previous consultations can also be found below:

What happens next?

It’s a requirement of the regulations for 20mph limit signs to be installed at appropriate locations. We need to put up more than 4,000 new 20mph signs to ensure everyone driving in Haringey is aware of the change.

Getting the signs installed will take several months, but has to be completed before the new speed limit can legally come into force. We've begun installing the signs, but due to the number of signs we need to install throughout the borough, the signs will remain covered until they are all in place and the speed limit goes live, to avoid confusion.

We expect Haringey to be a 20mph borough from February 2016.

Page Last Updated:

28 August 2015

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