Monday, December 16, 2013

JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT COULDNT GET ANY SILLIER WITH TRAFFIC SCHEMES, CAMDEN THROW THIS INTO THE POT.

As part of our commitment to improving road safety in the borough, from Monday 16 December Camden will  have a borough-wide 20mph speed limit.

Why are we doing this?

Slower speeds play a big part in reducing road collisions and casualties for all road users.  A slower speed means that drivers have more time to react, and the outcome of a collision is not as severe.  

Slower speeds also help create a calmer, more pleasant environment for everyone who uses the street, and will encourage more people to walk and cycle.

When does it start?

From 16 December 2013, road users will be re-minded of the limit with 20mph signage and road markings only.

However, following the introduction of the new limit, we will continue to monitor traffic speeds and casualties. Where speed continues to be excessive we will consider additional measures to improve the effectiveness of the new limit, for example by changing the street design, and introducing traffic calming measures and additional signage where appropriate. 

This is the trouble when your transport CEO is a campaigning cyclist, who doesn't give a fig for any other type of road transport. You only have to look at recent traffic systems in Camden to see how damaging this has been. 

Transport for London (TfL) who manage the ‘red routes’, will not be included in the new borough-wide limit.  However, we are having continuing discussions with TfL about the future inclusion of some red routes.

AT LEAST TfL HAVE SEEN HOW SENSLESS THIS EXERCISE IS. 

Amazed though that TfL feel fit to engage with Camden on a regular basis to discuss this and yet will not engage with the a Taxi trade over the spiraling minicab related sexusl assault figures, or the fact that over 150 Taxi drivers will be out of work over Christmas, solely because the commissioner Sir Peter Hendy refuses to issue temporary licenses while TfL licenses sort out their incompetent new system.  

2 comments:

lcy len said...

It was only a matter of time before Camden joined the people's republic of islington and imposed an absurd speed limit.You can just imagine the army of jobsworth traffic monitors salivating at the prospect of creating a mountain of cash in fines. How strange it is that the pious councilors of both boroughs were involved in selling us the congestion charge because of the terrible emissions low speeds created, have now changed their minds and would like us to go slow ,lest we might get fined. Another case of double standards all round in the left wing utopias.

Anonymous said...

Accident in Eaton Square will give them the ammunition to implement a 20 mph speed limit.