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A GO SLOW IN THE SQUARE MILE?

15 MPH SPEED LIMIT ON ITS WAY FOR THE CITY OF LONDON

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The City of London's Court of Common Council is planning to bring in a 15 mph speed limit for drivers and riders inside the hallowed square mile of the City of London. This will make it the first place in the UK to have a 15 mph speed limit.

The plans have apparently been developed to fit in with changing lifestyles, commuting habits and the way people in London live.
Studies on travelling in the City of London have shown that walking accounts for 90% of journeys, with cycling also being popular – in fact an increase of 292% in bike riding since 1999. Because of this, the new plan is aimed at making those journeys more pleasant for those not driving, by reducing traffic and pollution in an area between Holborn and Whitechapel.
The programme to bring these changes in will begin this year, with the 15mph speed limit brought in by 2021/2022 if the Department for Transport gives it the go ahead. It will start off as an experimental measure, only becoming permanent if it is deemed successful. No mention of motorcycles though.

What do you think of this idea? Looks like it will come in and possibly spread out through the whole of London eventually? Are you broadly in favour or can you see problems with it?
Let us know your thoughts at news@wemoto.com or drop us a message on Facebook.

Posted by Lucy England
for Wemoto News on 14 October 2021 in General News

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