Camden Council is proposing to introduce the 20 mph speed limit on all roads that they manage within the borough. This excludes ‘red routes’ which are Camden Road, Camden Street, Euston Road, Finchley Road and Hampstead Road as these roads are managed by Transport for London (TfL). (Please note that Camden High Street, which is also a red route, has already been made 20 mph under a previous scheme). We would still like your opinion on whether the red routes should be included as well so that we can discuss with TfL about potential future inclusion.
You can reply to the consultation on the Camden Council website (from 11th February) at:
I am writing on behalf of Camden Cycling Campaign, the local borough group of London Cycling Campaign (LCC). We have over 600 members and represent the interests of cyclists living or working in the borough of Camden. We consulted our members by email on this issue and this response reflects the views of the membership.
We support this proposal very strongly and with great enthusiasm. Getting a borough wide 20 mph limit has always been out top campaigning aim. It is the single most effective way of increasing safety for cyclists and hence making the streets seem safer, thereby encouraging people to take up cycling.
In response to the questions:
Do you support a borough-wide 20 mph speed limit on roads managed by Camden Council?
We support it on all Council managed roads
In addition, do you support a 20 mph speed limit on ‘red routes’ in Camden, which are roads managed by Transport for London?
We support on all red routes in Camden.