Camden plans to become 20mph borough

A 20mph speed limit could be introduced across the whole of Camden in a bid to make the borough’s roads safer.

The new limit, if agreed, would apply to all roads under Camden control.

The local authority says it will also talk to Transport for London (TfL) regarding other streets, including major “red route” roads which TfL controls, such as Finchley Road.

Cllr Phil Jones, cabinet member for sustainability, said: “Introducing a 20mph borough-wide limit in Camden would prevent road casualties and make our streets safer for all. We want to give greater confidence to the pedestrians and cyclists who use our roads and encourage more people to switch to sustainable forms of transport.”

The council’s cabinet will consider a report in December and, if agreed, a public consultation will take place.

You may also want to watch:

“This is not about introducing more road humps,” Cllr Jones said. “It is about beginning to change the culture on our roads in favour of lower speeds.”

The council has said speed humps would not be used to slow traffic.

Most Read

Should Camden become a 20mph zone? Have your say @HamandHigh or email

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter