Speed limits

Introduction

Slower speeds image

Winner – Era Emini from Emmanuel School

Winner – Era Emini from Emmanuel School

2nd Prize – Jason Foulad UCS school

2nd Prize – Jason Foulad UCS school

3rd Prize – Torie Richards La Sainte Union

3rd Prize – Torie Richards La Sante Union

The above designs were the winning entries to a competition we held for schools in 2017. They were asked to design a road sign to remind drivers of the 20mph speed limit in Camden.

All roads maintained by Camden Council have a 20 mph speed limit.  A borough-wide speed limit using signage only was introduced in December 2013.  Many streets in the borough were already part of a 20 mph zone, with traffic calming, which has remained in place.  The Council regularly monitors the speed of traffic; only the Metropolitan Police are able to enforce the speed limit. 

The Transport for London Road Network (TLRN) ‘red routes’, which are managed by TfL, are not included in the borough-wide 20 mph limit and generally have a 30 mph speed limit. Some red routes (Camden High Street, part of Camden Street, part of King’s Cross Road and Farringdon Road) have 20 mph limits and additional red routes may become 20 mph over time. 

Roads on the Council’s housing estate are not included in the borough-wide speed limit.  There are also some private roads in Camden that are not public rights of way over which the Council cannot regulate speed limits. 

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