Sadiq Khan MP has called on Wandsworth councillors to drop the drawn out process of introducing 20mph speed limits a street at a time and roll it out across the borough now.
20mph campaigner and Tooting MP Sadiq Khan has longed called for all residential roads in the borough to have their speed limits reduced to 20mph, and worked with residents and councillors to successfully campaign to bring 20mph to all residential roads in Furzedown, parts of Balham and Tooting Bec.
This week Wandsworth Council will meet to decide whether they should conduct a borough-wide consultation on making all residential streets 20mph.
The current system requires residents to sign a petition demonstrating people on their road back the speed limit. The council then conduct a formal consultation before considering whether to introduce the limit.
Sadiq is calling on the council to abandon their current approach and give everyone in the borough a say now. He has also urged the council to then introduce the limits in one operation, rather than gradually over a three to four year period which has also been proposed.
Sadiq Khan MP said:
“There is no doubt that local people support 20mph, I’ve seen this through years of 20mph campaigning, collecting signatures on petitions and my many, many conversations with local people. But when will the council finally wake up and recognise it too?
“The current piecemeal system takes too long and costs too much. We continue to see too many accidents on our roads, many of which could be avoided if we had more 20mph limits. That’s why I’m calling on the council to stop delaying and introduce a borough-wide limit on residential roads now.