Transport for London (TfL) has rolled out the ‘Vision Zero’ action plan aiming to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on London’s roads in collaboration with London Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in the UK.

Under ‘Vision Zero’, TfL will cap the speed limit on all the roads within the Congestion Charging Zone (CCZ) to just 20 miles per hour by 2020.

The exercise is aimed at saving the lives of more than 2,000 people per annum who are killed or seriously injured on London’s streets.

Sadiq Khan said: “The design of vehicles on London’s road is also crucial. That’s why we’re using the latest safety technologies to transform London’s buses and bringing in a world-leading safety standard for lorries, alongside investing record amounts in building new infrastructure to make walking and cycling a safe option in every part of the capital.”

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“The mayor and TfL aim to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on London’s roads by 65% by 2022 with no one being killed on or by a bus by 2030.”

The agencies will address dangerous junctions, implement tough safety standards for the design of HGVs, as well as introducing a comprehensive bus safety programme that includes speed-limiting technology and a new training course for drivers.

To realise the ‘Vision Zero’ ambition, the mayor and TfL aim to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on London’s roads by 65% by 2022 with no one being killed on or by a bus by 2030.

Overall TfL is planning for 150km of new lower speed limits to be introduced on the road network.

Additionally, the police will intensify the focus on the most dangerous drivers and increase the deterrent effect through high visibility roadside operations and patrols.

TfL has already identified 73 of the most dangerous junctions with the worst safety record to make them safer.

To implement the new plan, deal with congestion and improve health, Khan seeks to boost the number of people walking, cycling and taking public transport to 80% of journeys by 2041, from 63%.

The mayor is investing approximately £2.2bn in streets across London to make the roads safer for walking and cycling for everyone.