About 20mph for Edinburgh

Driving at 20mph saves lives, thank you, Slow Down Life is better at 20

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.

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

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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. 

The final phase of the 20mph network came into effect on 5 March 2018.  Findings from the evaluation of the 20mph rollout were reported to the Transport and Environment Committee in October 2019.

Download the evaluation of the 20mph rollout report October 2019 (PDF 3MB)

Download the objections to the 20mph traffic regulation order from January 2016 (PDF, 4.4 MB) 

Download 20mph for Edinburgh:20mph network implementation (PDF, 3.51 MB)

Download 20mph roll out Council report 13 January 2015 (PDF, 7.96 MB)

Download 20mph roll out Council report 3 June 2014 (PDF, 4.64 MB)

Download consultation and research documents on 20mph (PDFs)

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