Given the proposed reduction in the speed limit across the City of London and the safety attributes that it may bring across the board, will the Mayor either remove the Bishopsgate Streetspace restrictions or – at the very least – allow taxis to now use that stretch of road during restricted hours?
I welcome proposals to reduce speeds across London in line with my Vision Zero Action Plan – helping to reduce both the frequency and severity of collisions, and protect vulnerable road users. Indeed, the Bishopsgate corridor is already subject to a 20mph speed limit. The current, experimental scheme on the corridor seeks to improve conditions for pedestrians, cyclists and bus passengers by reducing through traffic during its operational hours and allowing highway space to be better utilised by these modes. Transport for London continues to welcome feedback - including points related to taxi access - to inform its future plans.