Islington Council welcomes TfL’s move to make all its roads 20mph

PUBLISHED: 19:46 24 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:34 25 July 2018

Cllr Claudia Webb with  police officer  at one of the first enforcement sessions for 20mph in Islington. Picture: Islington Council

Cllr Claudia Webb with police officer at one of the first enforcement sessions for 20mph in Islington. Picture: Islington Council


Some of the busiest roads in Islington will become 20mph zones between now and 2024 after a Transport for London shake-up led by Sadiq Khan was announced today.

The announcement is part of a Zero Action Plan, launched by the Mayor of London and the Met, which aims to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on roads by 2041,

In Islington, busy routes like Pentonville Road, Holloway Road and the Archway Gyratory will all be affected by the changes.

Cllr Claudia Webbe, Islington Council’s transport boss, said: “We’re committed to making Islington’s roads safer, and to taking pioneering action such as introducing a 20mph limit on all of our streets, not only the first of its kind but also becoming the first London borough to work with the Met Police to enforce against speeding.”

The news comes after graphic designer. SorenAarlev, of Haggerston. was killed by a car in Goswell Road.

In 2012 Islington Council became the first local authority in London to introduce 20mph limits on all roads managed by the borough.

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