Changing the speed limit

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butters
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Changing the speed limit

Post by butters » 1 Sep 2016 12:07

Off the back of yesterdays tragic events, I was wondering about the speed limit on some of the local roads. Living on Newlands Park, seeing cars speeding at sometimes clearly more than 50/60mp when its clear had be wondering on what the actual speed limit was.

I noticed yesterday that there are signs now saying 20mph painted on the road. I don't know how long they have been there, but have read this

http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/t ... limit.aspx

Looks like 20mph will become the speed limit throughout the borough from September 2016.....looks like it started rolling out in 2014 though so I assume that no one sticks to it!

Also I guess because halfway down Newlands Park the borough changes from Lewisham to Bromley...!

Thoughts? Its clearly not being enforced if it is 20mph.........

mikej
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Re: Changing the speed limit

Post by mikej » 1 Sep 2016 13:02

Butters,
There's already an extensive thread on this subject in Town Hall....see the thread called
Speed Camera Westwood Hill - Which speed???

Andwar
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Re: Changing the speed limit

Post by Andwar » 1 Sep 2016 14:07

I just thought that Lewisham had a job lot of white paint they wanted to get rid off. Also the speed down the High Street cannot be more than 20mph anyway.

A bit like those mini-roundabouts that spring up. I can just imagine the conversation:

Worker 1: "Well, that was a good job done. What are we going to do with all this left-over concrete and white paint?"

I'll leave it to you to continue the conversation.

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Re: Changing the speed limit

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f4monty
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Re: Changing the speed limit

Post by f4monty » 2 Sep 2016 17:40

As a pedestrian in London, I'd appreciate a 10mph limit and speed cameras on every junction.

Eagle
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Re: Changing the speed limit

Post by Eagle » 3 Sep 2016 09:14

I agree 100%.

We want thousands of speed cameras with heavy fines for abusers.

Manwithaview1
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Re: Changing the speed limit

Post by Manwithaview1 » 4 Sep 2016 19:23

Glasgow uses the slogan twenty's plenty, which in an urban area it clearly is

Eagle
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Re: Changing the speed limit

Post by Eagle » 4 Sep 2016 19:56

I have to agree with my learned friend.

On this matter he speaks with wise words.

Holaquease
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Re: Changing the speed limit

Post by Holaquease » 7 Sep 2016 07:55

I hope it helps. There have been 3 (minor) crashes outside my house on Sunnydene Street since I moved in 6 weeks ago.

Nigel
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Re: Changing the speed limit

Post by Nigel » 7 Sep 2016 09:53

MWAV
Are you sure that " Twenty's Plenty" is not Glasgow's exhuberant take on responsible drinking ?

A very good morning
Nigel

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Re: Changing the speed limit

Post by Manwithaview1 » 7 Sep 2016 20:01

Nigel wrote:MWAV
Are you sure that " Twenty's Plenty" is not Glasgow's exhuberant take on responsible drinking ?

A very good morning
Nigel
Maybe Rab C Nesbitt sponsored the twenty's plenty bill

Iail tell yuu pal... :)

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Re: Changing the speed limit

Post by Nigel » 7 Sep 2016 21:38

More like Jamesie Cotter , Rab lives his life without limits .
It's like thaaaat is it ?
A very good evening , baaaastads that ye arrrr
Nigel

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