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Council’s 20mph consultation looking like a political car crash

Traffic in Croydon is slow enough as it is, all very well but who is going to make sure they do 20!

Inside Croydon

One of Croydon’s Labour council’s flagship policies appears to have been driven down a dead-end road.

20mph zoneThe local Labour group’s 20mph proposal for residential streets is in a state of crisis, faced with energetic opposition from the motoring lobby, otherwise general apathy towards its public consultation, and with a senior Alderman from their own party openly speaking against the policy.

The public consultation, seeking residents’ views on the move to make some roads in the north of the borough subject to a 20mph limit is due to run for just another fortnight. The proposed 20mph limit would be applied not on major routes, but just on residential streets.

But Town Hall sources suggest that Peter Morgan, the Coulsdon-based UKIP member, has so far dominated the consultation responses, having fly-postered streets in the north of the borough, utilised multiple Twitter accounts under false names and aliases, and lobbied through his close…

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