Following a consultation last year Haringey is to introduce a 20 mph on all residential streets and in town centres (excluding main roads).
Over 4,500 responses were received to last year's consultation and there was a clear majority in favour of a borough wide 20mph limit restricted to residential roads and roads with schools within the borough - 65% for and 35% against.
The Council have now announced their intention to introduce the new limit. Almost 50% of Haringey's roads are already part of 20mph zones. The new measure will affect all remaining residential streets that are not yet speed restricted as well as those in town centres. Main roads at this stage will remain as 30mph zones. See map on attached pdf for more details.
Bit of an unhelpful map that, in envisaging the information.
The roads where there's no change are shown in various colours depending on their speed limit.
The rest of the roads, almost 50% of Haringey's roads, where there IS a reduction to 20 mph, are not shown at all (unless it's white-on-white cartography). The Ladder has lost its right-hand rail, for example, because Green Lanes will be a 20 mph road, and so is invisible on the map.
A second map showing the changed roads would have been useful.
Going on Wightman Rd experience, the heading should read " 20 Mph speed limits to be ignored across Haringey "
But maybe we'll get a bit of enforcement on St Ann's Rd. That would help a lot.
Yes, it's the fastest road this end of the borough, even beats Endymion Rd. Passive enforcement (speed bumps, regular traffic islands)? Active (Met Police radar/laser guns)? Both? Islington's roads recently had added the latter after two years, though I wonder how comprehensive it can be.
Can we get rid of the speed bumps then?
Glad to see St Ann's Rd in this. This is a quiet residential area that just happens to link to busier roads together. Anything to slow down traffic is a benefit and I hope can be enforced.
and then we will have 20mph speed camera. 10% tolerance over 20 and you are fined. More fines will surely be collected once 20mph camera are in place. I can regular ride a bicycle higher than 20 and a fast runner can sprint over 20 so while it sounds like a good thing to do, I am not sure it is the right way to go for citizens. Cars can now stop within much shorter braking distance due to better performing systems and technology and the high way code with it written rules on braking distances is unchanged since the 1960's or 70's when cars had lower performance including longer braking distance. This measure will also most likely have other negative effects such as increased road rage and more pollution. Modern cars also need to operate at higher speeds to be efficient and burn harmful particles within the exhaust system given that cars are not designed and built for optimum operation at 20mph. I suspect no environment studies has been conducted on a 20mph limit but it now seems all councils will be joining the "me to" position on introducing this limit. Ultimately the long term future is we will not be driving cars anymore as computers will do a far safer job than we can ever hope to achieve and the world will be a better place.