LBHF look at 20 limit

Proposals to cut the speed limit to 20mph on all residential roads in Hammersmith & Fulham will be put to consultation.

A consultation to gauge support for the lower limit will be launched by Hammersmith & Fulham Council as part of a £1.8 million programme of street improvements next year, funded by Transport for London.

The programme also includes projects to improve road safety at three key junctions, deliver education and awareness projects in schools and the wider community, create better cycle lanes on main roads and improve the pedestrian and cycle link over the railway line to Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea and Hammersmith Hospitals.

If there is strong backing from residents, the 20mph speed restriction will be rolled out to residential roads across the borough between 2016 and 2018.

Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, Environment and Residents’ Services, said: “We told residents we wanted to improve road safety across the borough by bringing in a 20mph limit to residential streets, and that is exactly what we intend to do if the consultation finds resident support.

“This is one of many projects for the coming year which, taken together, will create a much safer environment for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers alike.”

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