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.
"... like to happen?" Purely and lightheartedly in the spirit of research, could I proffer a return to 19xx, where xx is 20 years after date of birth, and sufficiently regulation-free compared to these 'ere straitjacketed times. It's recognisably the objective of Peter Hitchens and the like.....
well Michael and with due respect you are not totally independent on this topic as your council may have plans to introduce 20mph limit and as stated before "me to culture" as each council starts to adapt the same policy.
Speaking out against not collecting bins is tactical and demonstrates reaching out to the people so there is no such thing as an insider having to always support every companies mistakes. In fact it looks really good when a CEO condemms his company for doing something wrong, surely this CEO must be a wonderful fella and a supporter of the people.
Big strategic issues like 20mph limit and or eventual enforcement cameras on the other hand is a different matter all together and defying it would not be good for your career, especially if you are in a strategic position and your council may adapt it next year. All that glitters is not gold. Another question, are you in a strategic position.
There are many underhand reasons why this 20mph limit would be good for business some of which have already been mentioned. Lies and half lies are usually dressed up with some truths and yes if people did observe 20mph then fatal accidents would be reduced when collisions happen but that is not the point. Has pollution levels being monitored and tested at 30mph and then 20mph and how is the test conducted. The speed humps that increase acceleration and slowing down will not be removed therefore the evidence suggest pollution is not at the heart of the decision. What do I want to happen? Look at the data first, what are the problems, where are the problems, how severe are the problems, where are deaths occurring and for what reason. Are they trying to solve a problem or proactively preventing problems from occurring. how big is the problem that needs a fix. Once speeds cameras and fines are imposed the reasons will become more obvious.
I guess you may also support residents parking as a measure purely to help residents but we are going off topic and I am sure you also cannot be independent on this topic.
Noticed lots of signs appearing with black stickers to obscure something - speed limit? If so, they are all down Langham Road - and very welcome too
On Sirdar Road there is the same, and they are accompanied by temporary cardboard signs at street level "10 mph, skid hazard". Some weeks ago there was a serious collision on Sirdar & Rusper roads (fast moving car failing to stop) and I just thought it was a temporary measure specifically related to this.
There are a lot of drivers round here who seem to think stopping at a zebra crossing is optional - I use the one further up by Buonissimo a lot and you should never assume someone will stop. I've not really come across that anywhere else I've lived in London.