20 mph Member's Bill Consultation
On Monday 15th May Mark Ruskell MSP for Mid-Scotland & Fife Region, launched a consultation for a 20mph members bill in the Scottish Parliament.
The bill proposes reducing the default speed limit on restricted roads from 30mph to 20mph, whilst giving local councils the power to retain specific streets as 30mph zones where suitable, e.g. as designated through routes. Whilst the City of Edinburgh Council has lead the way with their recent roll out of 20mph limits across the city, the approach across Scotland to date has been piecemeal, resulting in some local councils having no permanent 20mph zones in place at all.
Mr Ruskell believes that setting a lower speed limit by default is the best way to address this inequality, and ensure all our communities are safe places to walk, cycle, scoot and play.
A summary of the consultation document for your consideration can be downloaded here 20mph Consultation Summary . The full consultation document can be downloaded from the Scottish Parliament Website HERE. The closing date for this consultation is the 7th August 2017.
Colinton Community Council considered this matter at the meeting on 9th May 2017 and agreed that it is very important for as many of the Colinton community as possible to have their say on these proposals. The community’s experience of the Edinburgh strategy and roll-out will be very helpful in informing how a national roll-out could look. The attached summary includes details about how to submit a response, but if you have any questions or would like to discuss this further please do get in touch on the details below.
Mr Mark Ruskell MSP Scottish Green Party, can be contacted as below:
The Scottish Parliament
P: 0131 348 6469
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