Over the past year Living Streets Scotland has been working on a project in four communities across Scotland, supporting communities and local authorities to introduce 20mph areas.
© Andy Carlin / Cycle Walk Vote
To help those working on 20mph in the future to think about how they introduce 20mph, who they need to involve and the issues they need to consider, we’ve developed a toolkit.
We looked at the current practice in introducing 20mph in Scotland, and what it tells us about the action needed to successfully implement a lower speed limit.
Read about what we learned from working with five communities in Scotland to help them secure lower speed streets, including lessons for other areas and future projects.
The chances of a pedestrian dying as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle decreases hugely at slower speed.
1 in 5
1 in 40
Increasingly communities across Scotland are concerned about the speed of traffic in their streets.
Communities like Dunbar in East Lothian have campaigned effectively for a 20mph limit in most of their town – and the local authority has worked with them to make this happen.
Our Lower Speed Communities project worked with communities and local authorities to look at: