Borough wide 20mph scheme

Borough wide 20mph scheme

Project Centre has been appointed to investigate, design and promote London’s first borough wide 20mph speed limit in the London Borough of Islington in order to reduce the risk of collisions throughout the borough. The limit applies to all residential borough roads that are not already situated within a 20mph zone, and excludes roads located on the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN), Strategic Road Network (SRN) and principal roads.

Islington is located in Central London and borders the City to the South, and is serviced by a series of London Underground Stations as part of the Victoria, Piccadilly and Northern lines. Many famous residents do or have lived in Islington including former Prime Minister Tony Blair and the current Mayor for London Boris Johnson.

Project Centre undertook a detailed audit of all Islington’s road network, and designed a scheme to encompass the borough in a 20mph limit, with all signs and locations complying with current standards. Where possible, and in order to minimise the introduction of new signs and posts, existing street furniture was utilised and signs combined.

Project Centre prepared all detailed design drawings, costings, Traffic Orders and setting out for the project, as well as all CDM-C duties and on-call site support during the implementation process.

Project Centre also analysed all ‘before’ base vehicle speed and volume data collected prior to implementation for monitoring purposes, and subsequent comparison to repeat ‘after’ surveys.

Project Centre also provided a comprehensive media plan to ensure the Council received maximum media coverage when the scheme became operational.