Future 20mph Speed Limit on West Wickham High Street (A232)

Transport for London plan to reduce the speed limit to 20mph on A232 between Station Road and Monks Orchard Road, as part of their commitment to eliminating all fatal and serious injury collisions on London’s roads by 2041.

In 2018, TfL in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) launched the Vision Zero Action Plan. This details our programmes to reduce road danger across the roads we manage and operate across London, including plans to reduce the speed limit by 10mph on more than 140km of Transport for London Road Network (TLRN).

In March 2020, we reduced the speed limit of all of the TLRN within the Central London Congestion Charging Zone. We are now progressing with Phase 2 of the programme, which includes this section of the A232.

The speed at which people are driving or riding is the most important factor in both the likelihood of a collision occurring and of the severity of the outcome.  The benefits of lower speed limits are wide ranging:

  • Reduced severity of collisions
  • Reduced frequency of collisions
  • Increased cycling and walking confidence

Slower speeds save lives, particularly where the road is shared with people walking, cycling or riding a motorbike. As more and more people are choosing to walk and cycle around London, we must reduce the risk of them being killed or seriously injured. Lowering traffic speeds can also make our streets less polluted and safer places to walk and cycle.

Work is planned to start by May 2023 and will involve installing new signs and road markings as well as temporary lamp column mounted banners.

Click here if you wish to comment on the planned 20mph speed limit, where you can also find out more information about the Lower Speed Limits programme and our plans for other locations across London.

If you have other questions, you can also contact us at: LocalCommunitiesandPartnerships@tfl.gov.uk