A305 Twickenham Road and Staines Road (Apex Corner to Sixth Cross Road): Proposed 20mph and complementary speed reduction measures

Closed 13 Nov 2023

Opened 9 Oct 2023

Results updated 4 Jan 2024

Thank you to all those who gave us their views on the proposed introduction of a 20mph speed limit and associated traffic reduction measures on the A305 Staines Road/Twickenham Road, between Sixth Cross Road and Apex Corner. Following consideration of the feedback received, a decision has been made not to proceed with the introduction of a 20mph speed limit at this time. However the proposed changes to the toucan and footway area outside David Lloyds, and a new pedestrian refuge outside 380 Staines Road, will be going ahead. A Traffic Management Order will also be advertised for double yellow line restrictions in this area.

You can read more on the Council website at the following link:

Decision - A305 Staines Road/Twickenham Road (Sixth Cross Road to Apex Corner) – Proposed 20mph and Traffic Reduction Measures - London Borough of Richmond upon Thames


Reducing vehicle speeds has been proven to have a positive impact on road safety. Research by the Transport Research Laboratory has shown that a 1mph reduction in average speed equates to a 5% reduction in accidents.   

In 2020, the Council implemented a 20mph speed limit on the majority of roads in Richmond but a small number of roads were retained at 30mph, including this section of Staines Road and Twickenham Road. Following a detailed analysis of speeds across the borough, the 20mph limit has been seen to reduce speeds and support safety outcomes.

Given the positive impacts of our 20mph analysis, the Council undertook a consultation earlier this year proposing to lower the speed limit to 20mph on Staines Road between Fifth Cross Road and Sixth Cross Road. The results of this consultation are being considered at the Transport and Air Quality Service Committee in November.

We are now seeking your views on a proposed 20mph speed limit for the remaining length of Staines Road and Twickenham Road up to Apex Corner. We do recognise that speeds can be high along this corridor and so in conjunction with the lower speed limit, we will additionally consider the following complementary speed reducing measures:

  • The introduction of a raised table (raised road surface to pavement level) on the zebra crossing outside McDonald’s with some pavement improvement works and general streetscape enhancements. This will create a gateway into the lower limit for vehicles leaving the roundabout and provide an improved crossing for pedestrians
  • The introduction of a raised table (raised road surface to pavement level) on the signalised crossing outside David Lloyd with improved cycle access to and from Glebe Way and general streetscape enhancements
  • The introduction of a new pedestrian refuge with some bus stop amendments outside number 378 Staines Road. This will improve access for pedestrians using the bus stop and also assist in speed reduction
  • 20 road markings and signage along the length of the road and the introduction of speed indicator flashing signs (locations to be confirmed)

You can see all proposed measures on the plan here.

We are keen to hear resident views about the proposals and invite you to share your feedback.

Have your say

Please give us your views by clicking the Online Survey link below. If you are unable to complete the survey online and you would like a paper copy of the questionnaire, please call 020 8487 5294 and leave your name and address including the postcode, quoting A305 speed reduction, and one will be posted out to you with a postage paid return envelope.

What happens next?

All consultation feedback will be evaluated alongside traffic information and safety considerations, before a decision is made on whether to proceed with the proposed measures. Should a decision be made to implement a 20mph speed limit on this section of the A305 we will continue to monitor vehicle speeds and consider additional measures if necessary.


  • West Twickenham


  • Open to all


  • Richmond Borough