London's Congestion Zone to introduce 20mph speed limit
Tower Hill and Victoria Embankment will among those streets covered.
Transport for London (TfL) is to implement a 20mph speed limit on all the roads it manages within the capital’s Congestion Charge zone.
Due to be introduced in early 2020, it’ll cover 5.5 miles of road including Millbank, Albert Embankment and Borough High Street.
They join the majority of roads in the Central London area which already have this limit in place.
Motorists caught breaking the law will receive a minimum penalty of three penalty points on their license and a £100 fine.
The move comes as part of mayor Sadiq Khan’s Vision Zero objective, which aims to completely eliminate all injuries and deaths on London’s transport network by 2041.
New signage and road markings will be brought in along with raised pedestrians crossings in seven busy areas.
A public consultation on the matter received 2,000 responses, roughly half of which agreed that this new rule would have a positive impact on pedestrians.
While TfL has admitted that they expect a slight increase in bus journey times, they claim that their research shows this impact will be negligible.