Speed reduction measures in Tottenham given go ahead to make roads safer
Having worked with our residents to make Seven Sisters Road (A503) safer, plans have been announced to reduce the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph.
This is just one of the initiatives the council are working on with TfL to meet the Mayor of London’s Vision Zero target.
The Mayor’s Vision Zero target aims to eliminate all fatal and serious injuries resulting on London’s roads by 2041.
Work will soon begin to instal new signs, road markings and change the speed camera settings to reflect the new 20mph speed limit.
The speed at which people are driving or riding is the most important factor in both the likelihood of a collision occurring and of the severity of the outcome.
Slower speeds save lives, particularly where the road is shared with people walking, cycling or riding a motorbike. A person walking is up to five times more likely to be killed if hit by a vehicle travelling at 30mph than if they were hit at 20mph.
Residents living on or close to the A503/Seven Sisters Road have been sent a letter in the post outlining the changes to the speed limit.
Cllr Seema Chandwani, Cabinet Member for Tackling Inequality and Resident Services, said:
Residents have long expressed real concerns about the safety on Seven Sisters Road.
We’re very excited to be working with TfL and the Mayor of London to reduce speed limits in our borough.
We were clear in our manifesto we will be tackling road danger and meeting the Vision Zero goal to eliminate deaths and serious injury in Haringey.
Thank you to all residents who have worked hard to get us here.
To find out more about the work to lower speed limits across London, or if you have questions or would like to share your feedback on the plans for Haringey, please visit haveyoursay.tfl.gov.uk or email email@example.com
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