Speed limits

Increased walking and cycling combined with social distancing means that people are using roads as pedestrians and cyclists. Please ensure urban areas have a 20mph speed limit and that it is enforced. The recent upsurge in cars on urban roads has shown how incompatible higher car speeds are with a safe environment for other street users.

Why the contribution is important

This will help create a safer environment for everyone using roads and pavements.

by wylieo on May 06, 2020 at 08:07PM

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Average rating: 4.6
Based on: 24 votes


  • Posted by neesk May 06, 2020 at 21:42

    Trying to social distance on pavements that are tiny (inner cities) has resulted in a lot of folk having to walk on roads, couple this with drivers not driving as often and you have a greater risk to pedestrians. 100% agree that the speed limit should be reduced and drivers told to be mindful of pedestrians having to walk on the roads.
  • Posted by Catsmother May 06, 2020 at 22:33

    Agree 100%, the quieter roads are a magnet for speeding drivers. Would like to see a higher police presence in key areas, dual carriageways and feeder roads close to motorways seem to be particularly bad.
  • Posted by patrick May 06, 2020 at 23:01

    Couldn't agree more. The roads are like a racetrack right now. Where are the traffic Police?
  • Posted by BUTEMACS May 07, 2020 at 03:34

    Agree more vigilance on the part of both drivers & pedestrians & cyclists but just can't see how it could be controlled & upheld, think everyone just has to know the risks & take responsibility for themselves.
  • Posted by Abdnshiremum May 07, 2020 at 08:01

    Could also reduce speed limits to 50mph on county roads as this would encourage cycling and keep people safe. Also for those living in houses on country roads, walking or running along them may currently be the only permitted access for exercise (unless you cycle) so reducing speed limits is really needed for those individuals.
  • Posted by JohnED May 11, 2020 at 21:41

    The Scottish Parliament should re-examine the 20 mph Bill. The situation has changed, in particular as narrow paths lead to pedestrians having to walk on the road, to observe safe social distancing.
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