Residents to have their say on plans for 20mph speed limit

Residents with views about a proposed 20mph speed limit in Hammersmith & Fulham are being urged to come to a public meeting to have their say.

The Council will launch a public consultation on Tuesday, June 9, at Hammersmith Town Hall at a meeting of the Community Safety, Environment and Residents Services Policy and Accountability Committee.

Residents and local businesses are encouraged to come along to the meeting to find out more, ask questions and give their views.

“We want to make H&F’s streets as safe as possible. This consultation is a chance for everyone, pedestrians, cyclists and drivers alike, to have their say on whether they think a 20mph limit for the borough is a good way to do this,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, Environment and Residents’ Services.

“Several other London boroughs have introduced 20mph limits with great success following strong support from the public.”

Improving road safety is a council priority. The council is considering lowering the speed limits to reduce the number of accidents in the borough and encourage more people to travel on our roads without fear.

In the UK, more than half the fatalities or serious injuries from collisions occur on roads with 30mph speed limits. At 30mph, the chance of a collision involving a pedestrian and a car being fatal is 50 per cent. At 20mph, it is just five per cent.

If given the go-ahead, the 20mph speed restriction would be rolled out to residential roads across the borough between 2016 and 2018.

Consultation documents with background information and a questionnaire will be sent to all households and businesses in the borough in early June.

The meeting of the Community Safety, Environment and Residents Services Policy and Accountability Committee will take place on 9 June at 7pm in Hammersmith Town Hall.

Comments are now closed as the consultation has begun.

Please visit our consultation page to have your say..