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London intensifies efforts to achieve Vision Zero

22 November 2021

Bold new commitments include a 20mph speed limit on 220km of the TfL road network by 2024 and enhanced support for victims of road traffic collisions

Transport for London (TfL), in partnership with London Councils and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), has published a progress report that highlights the scale of the Vision Zero challenge in London and commits to new tougher measures to eliminate death and serious injury from London's roads by 2041. 

Collective action is now needed to achieve the Mayor's Vision Zero goal of eliminating death and serious injury from London's streets. This is why TfL, boroughs and the Met are all intensifying efforts and outlining further measures to achieve this goal.  

As lowering speeds remains one of the most important things that can be done to reduce road danger, TfL will be accelerating the delivery of its 20mph speed limit programme so that by 2024, 220km of TfL roads will have a 20mph speed limit, up from 80km today and 35km in 2016. TfL will also be recommending to Government that they collaborate on a pilot project to trial a 20mph default speed limit on all residential roads in London. 
 
A significant increase in speed enforcement will be undertaken by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to tackle the risk and harm caused by speeding. This will be done by increasing MPS capacity to enforce up to one million offences by 2024/25, introducing new technology to improve effectiveness of enforcement and rolling out new powers to Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) so that they can stop speeding vehicles and take enforcement action against drivers. 

The Vision Zero action plan progress report can be found here:

The road danger reduction dashboard can be found here:

 

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