Have your say on speed limits in Midlothian

Tuesday November 1st 2022


Written by Midlothian View Reporter, Luke Jackson

A public consultation is under way on speed limits in Midlothian. Residents and other stakeholders are being asked for their views on existing speed limits in local areas, and on 20mph speed limits in towns, villages and smaller settlements. People can also comment on speed limits on higher speed roads and how these impact on road safety and access to active travel, such as walking and cycling.

The council’s speed policy, which was approved in June 2022, sets out its objectives on speed limits, as well as outlining the guidance used to determine the policy and methods which could be used for implementing it.

Midlothian Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for roads, Councillor Douglas Bowen said: “We want to hear the views of as many people as possible – whether you are a cyclist, car owner or pedestrian – about how safer roads can also support a sustainable, inclusive, and accessible transport system, helping deliver a healthier, fairer and more prosperous Midlothian for our communities.”

Although the setting of national speed limits for different road types is the responsibility of the UK Government, the responsibility for determining local speed limits lies with the local roads authorities, taking account of guidance issued by the Scottish Government together with relevant advice from the Department for Transport.

To find out more and to have your say, visit HERE.

The public consultation will run until 29 November 2022.

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