Fellow Belsize Parkers
Belsize Park has for far too long had a problem with speeding vehicles in our lovely roads causing potential road accidents and unnecessary noise pollution, and this is something we would seriously like to address.
TfL casualty studies for 2009-10 show a 40% increase in cyclist casualties in Camden http://www.camdencyclists.org.uk/newsitems/ccc/cyclist-casualties-in-camden-2009-10 . However, currently Camden council are pushing back due to budgetary cuts and parking bays. 20mph speed limits also encourage cycling and walking, reduce carbon emissions by helping the flow of traffic and improve air quality.
Already 7m residents in the UK live in towns which are adopting or have adopted this policy. It is time that Belsize Park, Camden NW3 did too. (For more information see here: http://www.20splentyforus.org.uk/ )
Thus we urge all of you to please make a difference and sign our petition.