William Eichler 06 September 2017

Westminster rolls out 20mph trial

The City of Westminster is rolling out 20mph speed limits across its area this week in order to promote walking and cycling, and protect vulnerable road users.

The trial will enable the city council to consult with the 38 local schools based in the subject areas, as well as residents and businesses, on the effectiveness of the policy before it is rolled out across the rest of Westminster.

Speed and traffic flow data will also be gathered from over 70 sensors across the trial roads to assist in evaluating the impact.

‘The trial supports Westminster’s aim of improving the public realm for all road users and we hope that more people will be encouraged to walk and cycle,’ said Danny Chalkley, cabinet member for city highways.

‘By placing schools at the centre of the trial, we are ensuring a safer environment for our youngest residents.

‘We are encouraged by the high level of support received for the trial from residents.’

A spokesperson from the Metropolitan Police said: ‘The Metropolitan Police have been consulted by Westminster City Council throughout the 20mph trial and are working collaboratively to improve road safety in Westminster.’

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