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Scottish 20mph plan seen as cheaper and less contentious than Welsh approach

Rhodri Clark
03 July 2024
Under the preferred option, councils only introduced 20mph limits where deemed ‘appropriate’, supported by the government
Under the preferred option, councils only introduced 20mph limits where deemed ‘appropriate’, supported by the government

 

It has emerged that one of the reasons Scotland opted for incremental roll-out of 20mph speed limits was to reduce the likelihood of a public backlash, as was subsequently seen in Wales when a wholesale change to 20mph occurred on the night of 16 to 17 September.

Most of the partners involved in determining Scotland’s strategy favoured incremental change, but the Society of Chief Officers of Transportation in Scotland (SCOTS) favoured the “big bang” effect from changing the...

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