The City of Edinburgh Council’s plans to roll out 20mph speed limits across many roads throughout the capital have been praised by national pedestrian charity, Living Streets. The charity’s Chief Executive, Joe Irvin, said:
“A city-wide 20 mph scheme will help secure Edinburgh’s place as one of the most walkable, liveable cities in Europe.
“To really appreciate Edinburgh, you have to be on foot. Everyone should find walking safer and easier with lower speed limits – but especially children, parents with buggies and more vulnerable pedestrians. I urge everyone to respond to the Council’s survey.”
The proposal by the council seeks to implement a 20 mile per hour speed limit for the City Centre, main shopping streets and residential areas. A map of the proposed changes can be found here.
The council is currently holding consultation period and has created an online survey to find out how residents feel about the changes.
Full details can be found here.