Move aims to improve safety for road users and pedestrians
Wimbledon Village High Street has been designated as a 20mph zone to improve safety for road users and pedestrians.
The speed limit has been reduced from 30mph by Merton Council, after consultation with Wimbledon Village Business Association and a number of local groups and societies, including Wimbledon Village Stables.
Merton Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, Councillor Martin Whelton, said: “Wimbledon Village High Street is a major route, which is used by through traffic as well as residents and visitors to the village.
“The new 20 miles per hour zone will slow down vehicles and help to make the high street calmer and safer for everyone, including cyclists, pedestrians, horses and riders. As a borough we support 20mph zones and our aspiration is to roll it out across the borough, which will make our roads safer for pedestrians.”
The 20mph speed limit will apply to Church Road, High Street (between the War memorial and its junctions with Ridgway / Wimbledon Hill Rd / Belvedere Grove); Courthope Rd; Walnut Tree Cotts; Belvedere Square; Old House Close; Lancaster Road (between Church Road and Lancaster Rd); Haygarth Place and Allington Close.
Pictured (left to right): Leader of the Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis, Poppy Graves on Onyx, Carol Andrews from Wimbledon Village Stables, Angela Stewart on Hudson and Cabinet Member for Transport, Councillor Martin Whelton.
October 22, 2018