About 20mph for Edinburgh
Edinburgh joins the growing number of European and UK cities introducing lower speed limits. Slower speeds bring many benefits to places and people. They help to reduce the risk and severity of collisions, encourage people to walk and cycle and spend more time in an area. The reduced speed makes it easier to cross roads, particularly for children and older people.
Councillors approved a new speed limit network for Edinburgh at the Transport and Environment Committee on 13 January 2015, after many years of research and public consultation showing a high level of public support.
Key features of the network are
- residential roads, shopping streets and the city centre included as 20mph
- the retention of a coherent and connected network of 30 mph and 40 mph roads
We are now three quarters of the way through the citywide roll out. The third phase covering Zone 4 (north west) and Zone 5 (west) came into effect on 16 August 2017. The final phase is scheduled to be completed in February 2018.