Edinburgh 20mph speed limits

 

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Edinburgh 20mph Speed Limits – Go Live

From Sunday 31 July, the legal speed limit in streets across much of Edinburgh’s city centre and rural west area will go down to 20mph, the first phase in a planned rollout of lower speeds across the Capital.

The new speed limits are designed to increase safety for all road users in Edinburgh as well as creating a calmer, more people-friendly environment in shopping and residential streets. A network of key arterial roads across the city will be retained at 30mph and 40mph, resulting in a modest impact on journey times overall.

Our phased 20mph rollout between now and early 2018 brings to fruition many years of planning and public consultation and the network has been designed in line with robust criteria in partnership with key stakeholders such as Police Scotland and Lothian Buses.

Police Scotland will enforce the new limit, focusing on areas where particularly high levels of contraventions are recorded. Anyone caught breaching the limit risks a £100 fixed penalty and three penalty points on their licence.

We have long recognised that a majority of city residents want to see speed limits reduced in the city centre, around residential areas and in busy shopping streets.

Sunday’s Phase 1 ‘go live’ marks the start of sharing these benefits right across the Capital. Further information and a detailed map of the 20mph network is available at http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/20mph or visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/edin20mph.

Timetable for implementation
Zone
Area
Speed limit applies from
One
City Centre and Rural West (South Queensferry, Kirkliston, Ratho, Currie and Balerno)
31 July 2016
Two
North
28 February 2017
Three
South Central/East
28 February 2017
Four
North West
31 July 2017
Five
West
31 July 2017
Six
South
31 January 2018

Please Tweet, Facebook and distribute information about 20mph to people and organisations you work with. The more awareness there is locally, the more likely it is that people will slow down and make our streets safer.

Regards

20mph Team
 

 

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