More 20MPH Zones For North Ealing

Lower speed limits to reduce accidents and make roads safer

The 20mph speed limit trial zones, with the latest marked in purple


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More parts of Ealing will have a 20 mile-per-hour speed limit.

From 1 March 2020 all roads adopted by Ealing Council from the northern borough boundary through to Ruislip Road will be subject to the 20mph speed limit zone.

The council is currently in the process of introducing signage across the new 20 mph zone. Drivers are reminded that the new speed limit will apply from 1 March and the council are thanking them for their patience during this transition. 

This is the third phase of a scheme to roll out 20mph speed limit trials. A 20mph area was made permanent in Acton in 2018 after a one-year trial and last year roads enclosed by the A406, A40, Greenford Road, Windmill Lane and the southern borough boundary became subject to the reduced speeds.

The Council say studies indicate that for every 1mph drop in average vehicle speed there is a 6% drop in road casualties and believe the new speed limits will make the borough’s streets safer, and more pleasant for everyone using them.

An Ealing Council spokesperson said: “Speed limits in the borough are enforced by the Met Police. As normal, the police have been consulted regarding the upcoming trial and will enforce in the same way as the current 30mph limit is.”  

The Council say this is the latest  of a number of initiatives in the borough to make local roads more attractive for walking, cycling and using public transport.

This includes Sudbury Hill High Street enhancements and the Live West Ealing programme, which is attempting to reduce levels of traffic and encourage more walking, cycling and public transport use in areas along the Uxbridge Road.

Councillor Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council said, “We want our roads to be some of the safest in London and when this latest trial is implemented we will have 20mph zones covering the majority of roads in in the borough, following successful trials over the least two years. Our residents overwhelmingly agree that road safety should be further improved and the introduction of this additional speed limit will help us do just that.

“It is vital that we encourage local people to reduce the number of journeys they make by car in favour of walking, cycling and public transport. It has been shown that when traffic speed can be reduced people feel safer and more positive about their local streets making them more likely to choose greener modes of transport – which improves air quality and helps us tackle the climate emergency.

February 20, 2020


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