Cyclist death on Chelsea Bridge sparks protests for lower speed limits in Kensington and Chelsea

Cyclist death on Chelsea Bridge sparks protests for lower speed limits in Kensington and Chelsea

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A pilot scheme has been launched by the Kensington & Chelsea Council to test 20mph speed limits in the Royal Borough following the death of a cyclist on Chelsea Bridge in September 2017.

Following a number of protests, including a ‘die-in’ outside the Kensington Council’s HQ, councillors agreed that a trial system should be put in place on a number of K&C roads.

The die-in, organised in October by the campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists pointed to the fact that the Royal Borough in a small minority of boroughs in London that does not have a 20mph speed limit in place.

The motion, presented by Councillor Gerard Hargreaves for Chelsea Riverside and seconded by Councillor Malcolm Spalding for Earl’s Court, read: ‘The council recognises the number of London boroughs that have introduced 20 miles per hour speed limits on their roads.

‘The council asks the executive to run a pilot scheme to introduce a 20 miles per hour speed limit on a number of selected road across the borough.’

The decision is yet to be made as to which roads the pilot scheme will be tested.

 

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