The Restricted Roads (20 mph Speed Limit) (Scotland) Bill

About the Bill

Plans to reduce the speed limit on most residential and urban streets across Scotland from 30mph to 20mph are being considered by a Holyrood committee.

Current status of the Bill 

The Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee has launched an inquiry inviting views from the public and stakeholders on whether they would support a change in the law to introduce a 20 mile per hour speed limit in built up areas throughout Scotland.
The Restricted Roads (20 mph Speed Limit) (Scotland) Bill would reduce the speed limit on most residential and urban streets (technically known as restricted roads) from 30mph to 20mph. The aims of the Bill include improving pedestrian and cyclist health and safety, and reducing pollution from vehicle emissions.

The Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee are the lead Committee on the bill.

As with all bills, the Finance and Constitution Committee invites written evidence on the estimated financial implications of the Bill as set out in its accompanying Financial Memorandum (FM).

The Restricted Roads (20 mph Speed Limit) (Scotland) Bill FM (263KB pdf)

FM Questionaire (26KB word doc)

Submission DP Form (38KB word doc)

The call for views will close on 28 January 2019 

Before making a submission, please read our privacy notice about submitting your views to a Committee. This tells you about how we process your personal data. Privacy notice
Please use the questionnaire and template provided to format your submission. This includes the Data Protection Form.
We welcome written views in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language. Due to the time required to process and analyse evidence, late submissions will only be accepted with the agreement of the Committee.
Written responses should be sent electronically, in the template format to finance.constitution@parliament.scot
Ideally they should be no more than four sides of A4.
If you cannot submit electronically you may send in a hard copy written submission. If you are sending in a hard copy submission please print off and include a copy of the Data Protection Form. Please send them to:
The Finance and Constitution Committee, Room T3.60, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP.

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