Read more about the 20mph in Haringey consultation, and have your say via the Haringey Council website here.
We feel that there a number of roads which are currently intended to be exempt, and will remain at 30mph.
Here’s our letter to Haringey’s Cabinet Member for the Environment, Cllr Stuart McNamara.
Image thanks to Bounds Green Residents Association.
Dear Cllr McNamara,
HCC fully supports the planned implementation a 20mph default speed limit on all borough roads in Haringey, apart from certain main roads, however it seems to us some of the roads intended to be designated at 30mph, should have a 20mph limit, to take account of local conditions and to maximise pedestrian and cycle safety. The roads we would ask to be reconsidered are-
Fortis Green Rd, which has a number of shops and restaurants and also a very narrow section, where a 20mph limit will greatly improve road safety.
Hornsey High Street, where there are many shops and restaurants and at least 3 schools in the vicinity.
West Green Road, where there are many schools, shops and restaurants and where heavy traffic congestion during the day means that the average traffic speed must be already below 20mph. An official 20mph limit will smooth the traffic flow and improve safety.
The whole of the Tottenham Lane/ Church Lane one way system, which is next to a school in one direction and leads up to shops in the other and where speeding traffic can be very intimidating in a mainly residential area.
Cycling Champion Cllr Toni Mallett has said she considers Hornsey High Street and West Green Rd should in particular be made 20mph and I hope all the roads above can be looked at again, in consultation with local councillors.