The new Dowgate Ward newsletter has been published about the work in and around Dowgate Ward and the City of London. The newsletter is published three times a year and is physically posted to all voters in the Ward and available online at the City of London website https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/about-the-city/voting-elections/Documents/ward-news/dowgate.pdf
Transport for London have agreed to make the Central London street network that they control subject to a 20 mph speed limit from March 2020. This means that Upper Thames Street that cuts through Dowgate Ward will be 20mph. This stops the confusion amongst drivers who can be baffled by the City's roads being 20mph but the dominant traffic routes controlled by TfL are not and still allowed 30 mph. Reducing the speed limit is a proven method of reducing casualties on the roads and reducing injuries where collisions do take place. When the City 20mph was introduced the streets to the south of Upper Thames Street remained at 30mph. The City of London Corporation agreed in December 2019 that the speed limit on these should be reduced to 20mph. This will relate to Angel Lane, Cousin Lane, All Hallows Lane and Swan Lane in Dowgate Ward. It is fair to say that they are all small cul de sacs where high speeds are unlikely but there is a lot of pedestrian flow walking down to the River Walkway.
The latest James Bond film was being shot in Dowgate Ward last week on the roof of Cannonbridge House. Look our for a view of our picturesque Ward in "No Time to Die" due out in the summer.
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