Twickenham Town Centre 20mph speed limit introduced
27th April 2014
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A 20mph speed limit is now in place throughout Twickenham Town Centre as part of the next phase of Richmond Council’s major improvements project ‘Twickenham Rediscovered’.

Twickenham Rediscovered aims to regenerate the town centre by creating better quality streets, improving the public realm and reducing the negative impact of traffic.

The 20mph speed limit covers York Street, Richmond Road (from Sion Road), London Road (from Whitton Road), King Street, Cross Deep (from Poulett Gardens) and Heath Road (from Copthall Gardens). Speeds will be controlled through the use of ‘raised tables’ at the junctions and crossing points.

Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Highways, Cllr Chris Harrison, said:

“Regenerating Twickenham is one the Council’s key promises and the introduction of a town centre speed limit is part of these plans.

“Twickenham is a beautiful town which has been neglected for too long. In all our surveys and consultations, residents have almost unanimously voiced their concern on the gradual decline of Twickenham. Through the All in One and other local consultations, residents told us that Twickenham Town Centre needs a revitalised retail centre, with a new ‘heart’, improved public space with access to the river, better shops and an attractive High Street.

“This 20mph limit is an example of where we have listened to the concerns of residents and together with our other local traffic calming measures will make the area safer for both pedestrians and cyclists.”

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