Croydon Council consulting on introducing 20mph speed limit on all residential roads in the north-east of the borough
Croydon Council has just launched a consultation on whether the speed limit on all residential roads in Addiscombe, Ashburton and Woodside wards and parts of Fairfield, Heathfield and Shirley wards should be reduced to 20mph. The only roads that would not be affected are Addiscombe Road, Long Lane, Morland Road, Portland Road, Shirley Road, Wellesley Road, Wickham Road and Woodside Green.
You can view a map of the area concerned and respond to the consultation here.
There are some roads in my constituency where speeding is definitely a problem and I am confident residents will support the proposal, but there are other roads where 30mph is perfectly safe. I am therefore disappointed that the Council has adopted an 'all or nothing' approach whereby either the speed limit will be reduced in every residential road in the area or it will be kept at 30mph in every road.
More importantly, I am not convinced that reducing the speed limit alone without taking any action to enforce the new limit will make any difference - plenty of drivers already break the 30mph limit.
The consultation closes at midnight on 20th May.
If you live in the rest of my constituency ie Fieldway and New Addington wards and the parts of Fairfield, Heathfield and Shirley wards not covered by this consultation, the Council will be consulting you at some point between now and 2018.