Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Twenty's plenty

Hackney has been praised for leading the way in making London’s streets safer for children, pedestrians and cyclists.

The Council is the only London authority to introduce 20 mile per hour zones in over 55 per cent of its streets.

And Hackney Labour - against the strong opposition of Hackney Tories - has decided to extend the scheme further, potentially across the whole borough.

The Hackney approach has been welcomed by road safety campaigners. Amy Aeron-Thomas, Executive Director of RoadPeace, said: “Hackney Council has done its residents proud.

“No other measure could do more to reduce road danger, death and injury, and promote the active travel and planet friendly modes of walking and cycling.

“We hope all councils will follow Hackney’s lead and reduce the speed limit on their roads.”

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