Glasgow defaults to 20mph limit

Glasgow is set to become a default 20mph city as the city’s council prepare a £4.5m plan to slow down drivers on residential streets.

STV news reports the roll-out of 20mph streets is due to come into force by 2024 to 2025 with the limit to be considered the normal speed across neighbourhoods.

It could be even sooner as discussions are underway with Transport Scotland about Glasgow becoming a pilot for the national delivery of 20mph areas.

STV quotes SNP Councillor Angus Millar as saying: “I can confirm the council has secured funding to support our planned roll out of the default 20mph residential speed limits. The estimated cost of the city wide roll out is £4.5 million.”

The council has landed £2.6m from charity Sustrans for the project and the local authority is pouring additional cash into the scheme to cover costs.

A consultant is being hired to look at all roads in the city to decide what streets will become 20mph and to look at legal technical work.

(Picture – Yay Images)


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