Overview

Croydon Council is looking at a long term plan at introducing 20mph speed limits to residential roads across the borough. To do this, it is looking at the borough in areas and is considering one area at a time.

Research and evidence has demonstrated clear benefits from lowering speed limits in residential areas. In line with this, over the last decade, more and more highway authorities have proceeded to implement 20mph speed limits within their boundaries.

Why do we want to introduce 20mph speed limits in Croydon?

The main aims of the introduction of a 20mph speed limit in an area are to:

  • improve road safety;
  • discourage passing through traffic;
  • encourage walking and cycling;
  • improve the local environment.

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