Haringey now has a borough wide 20mph limit - please stick to the new limit when you see 20mph signs
Why introduce 20 mph Limit?
Speed limits are introduced to ensure greater road safety. 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 travelling at lower speeds.
Speed limits in the borough
The speed limit in all streets in Haringey is now 20mph, except for some main roads and streets managed by Transport for London.
Please see the roads excluded from 20mph map (PDF, 4MB) which shows the exempted roads.
We recognise that 20mph speed limits are a long term plan, and that changing driver's attitudes and behaviours to drive at a lower speed will take time.
We will continue to promote the 20mph limit to raise awareness and will work in partnership with the Metropolitan Police and the local community, focusing on educating all roads users on the importance of road safety to achieve a cultural change and safety benefits for all.
We will monitor the speed limits in the borough after the 20mph implementation and will consider the introduction of additional measures in the future, such as speed humps at locations near schools where speed continues to be a problem, or at location where there are higher accident levels. We may also consider introducing additional road markings, speed limit signs and vehicle activated signs (VAS) where necessary to emphasise the speed limits.
All these measures will be considered after a period of monitoring process and subject to funding being identified through our Local Implementation Plan (LIP).
If traffic calming measures are deemed necessary at specific locations, We will consult residents and business on the proposed measures.
Community Roadwatch is a road safety partnership scheme by Transport for London and Metropolitan Police. The scheme was launched in Haringey in June 2016 and the aim will be to improve road safety through education and engagement by working together with local residents.
Community Roadwatch will give local residents the opportunity to work with their local police teams to identify speeding issues in their communities.
If you would like more information or would like to register to be a volunteer to take part in Community Roadwatch to assist Met Police, or suggest a residential street/area where there are concerns about speeding, please contact the Haringey Metropolitan Police Safer Transport Team online (external link).
See our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 62KB) for more information about the borough wide 20mph speed limit.
If you wish to report a vandalised/missing speed limit signs, please use our report a problem page or contact us using the details below.
If you have any concerns or queries about speed limits and associated infrastructure please contact us:
- Tel 020 8489 1000
- Contact us online
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