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Bill to introduce 20mph zones seeks public opinion

An MSP’s appealing for people across the Forth Valley to share their views on a potential 20mph speed limit on most residential and urban streets.

Mark Ruskell’s introduced the Safer Streets Bill – and a public consultation on the proposed changes is currently taking place.

He spoke at the launch of the Bill, back in September:

“As a local councillor and as an MSP I have seen first-hand the frustration of communities that want lower speed limits but find the current process overly-complicated. By making 20 the norm in built-up areas we can end this frustration and provide the clarity that residents and motorists deserve.

“It’s clear that a lower limit will mean safer streets, and I’m delighted that my bill enjoys widespread public support, the backing of safety groups, health experts, local authority chiefs and campaigners such as Mark Beaumont. I look forward to it being examined by parliament in the months ahead.”

The deadline for the public consultation’s 28th January, and the survey can be found here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/20mphBill/

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