To achieve Vision Zero, we must dramatically reduce both the likelihood and severity of casualties. Reducing speeds, including to 20 mph in appropriate areas, is vital to reducing road danger and encouraging more people to walk, cycle and use public transport.
Ward-wide 20mph zones would be implemented by London’s boroughs. The boroughs are able to deliver ward-wide 20 mph zones using Transport for London’s (TfL’s) ‘Corridors neighbourhoods and supporting measures’ funding stream. £63m is allocated to this fund annually, which is apportioned to the boroughs using an agreed formula. In addition, boroughs would be able to include ward-wide 20 mph zones within their ‘Liveable Neighbourhood’ schemes. Boroughs bid for funding through the Liveable Neighbourhood programme. The second phase of funding for this was announced in March 2019, totalling £53m, on top of the £33m announced in 2017.
TfL is encouraging boroughs to use these funding streams through both Local Implementation Plan guidance and individual engagement, and is supporting boroughs to deliver additional and more effective 20mph limits through the soon-to-be-published Lower Speeds Toolkit and by providing necessary data.