Merton has a number of 20mph zones and 20mph speed limits to improve safety and maintain quality of life for local residents.
A legal and self-enforceable 20mph zone requires traffic calming features such as:
- road humps
- speed cushions
- road closures
- one-way systems
- pedestrian refuge islands and road narrowing to be introduced at the appropriate distance
Past 20mph zone proposals
20mph speed limits
A 20mph limit
does not require any traffic calming features as part of the legal requirements. It requires only the introduction of the appropriate signs and road markings at all the entry points into the area.
Past 20mph limit proposals
Interim Monitoring Analysis 2012
Merton has a combination of roads with 20 mph limits and 20 mph zones, mainly implemented during the past 4 years. The council commissioned an analysis of the effectiveness of the current schemes focusing on accident data at each of the individual limits and zones before and after installation, along with before and after traffic flow and vehicle speed data.
Interim Monitoring Analysis - TMS Report - July 2012