20mph limit on Waterloo (IMAX) roundabout

Closed 28 Feb 2013

Opened 4 Feb 2013

Results Updated 26 Jun 2017

Following considerable support expressed in the recent public consultation, TfL has now implemented a 20mph speed limit on the Waterloo (IMAX) roundabout and the approach roads. This follows the initial safety improvements completed at the roundabout earlier this year.

The 20mph limit is part of a package of safety improvements at the roundabout, including new cycle lanes and Advanced Stop Lines, changed lane markings and built-out kerbs to reduce speeds at the roundabout.

We intend to begin work on implementing the new speed limit initially on an experimental basis and then make it permanent as soon as possible. We will monitor speeds on the roundabout throughout the experimental period to help assess if it should be introduced on a permanent basis.

There were 86 responses received. Three were against and the rest supported it.

The full report can be found here:

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Overview

Transport for London (TfL) is working with interested parties - including cycling and road safety organisations - to review and improve cycling provision at junctions. Following consultation on the initial safety improvements at the Waterloo (IMAX) roundabout in November last year we have developed detailed proposals for a 20mph speed limit on the roundabout and would like to know your views. We will also consider comments relating to the proposed 20mph speed limit from the previous consultation.

Waterloo roundabout is a key junction for cyclists travelling between central and south London. Counts show that over 5,500 cyclists use Waterloo roundabout each weekday, representing nearly a quarter of all traffic here.

Speed surveys show that the average speed is 24mph on the Southbank approach to the roundabout and 34mph on the Waterloo Bridge and Stamford Street approaches.

What we proposed and why

We proposed to introduce a 20mph speed limit on the roundabout and the approach roads initially as a 6-month experiment so that we can assess the benefits and impacts for all road users. Please see the diagram for further information on the proposals.

The proposed 20mph limit is part of the package of safety improvements we made at the roundabout following the consultation last year. We have already introduced new cycle lanes and Advanced Stop Lines and changed lane markings and built-out kerbs to reduce speeds at the roundabout. 

We intend to begin work on implementing the new speed limit on an experimental basis as soon as possible. We will monitor speeds on the roundabout throughout the experiment to help assess if it should be introduced on a permanent basis.

The report on the changes to the Waterloo (IMAX) roundabout in November last year is available at https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/betterjunctions/waterloo-roundabout.

We will continue to explore further improvements for cyclists and pedestrians as part of planned longer-term regeneration of the Waterloo area.

Areas

  • City of London
  • Lambeth
  • Southwark
  • Westminster

Audiences

  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents

Interests

  • Junction Improvements