Whilst Residents In Balham & Tooting Can Vote For 20mph
Council will hold informal consultation with Fairfield & East Putney wards
Around 30,000 residents in two council wards are to be asked whether they support the idea of introducing 20mph speed limits in their neighbourhoods.
The council is consulting local people in Balham’s Bedford ward and Furzedown ward in Tooting to ask them if they want a lower speed limit to cover their areas.
Residents living on the large Dover House Road estate in west Putney have had a 20mph zone for three years and councillors are keen to let more local people have a say on whether they want 20mph zones where they live.
Informal consultations are also being held with residents living in parts of Fairfield and East Putney wards.
Transport spokesman Cllr Russell King said:
“Over the last few years we have received representations both for and against 20mph limits from local people and a range of community and transport organisations. We will continue to listen very closely to these views as we draw up ongoing proposals for Wandsworth.”
The council will carry out formal consultation with local communities with a view to lowering speed limits if there is clear support for the idea from local people and from ward councillors. Residents can submit proposals or petitions or obtain more information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
"Wandsworth Borough Council received petitions from residents of the following roads for the introduction of a 20 mph speed limit, similar to that operated in West Putney for several years.
Support for the speed limit was convincing in Norroy, Disraeli and Fawe Park Roads, see box, and yet the council has decided to conduct “informal” consultations, with no time frame or budget for implementation".
The spokesperson concluded:
February 7, 2014