Following the assessment of 165 existing 30 mph speed limits across the Highlands, the Council has submitted a recommendation to Transport Scotland that 114 sites be included as part of their National 20 mph Implementation Strategy.
Chair of the Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee, Cllr Ken Gowans said:
“I’m delighted that following the completion of assessments set against specific criteria we are in a position to put forward a recommendation that 114 locations have 20 mph speed limits.
“Having so many 20 mph limits introduced simultaneously is going to bring health benefits, community benefits and safety benefits.
“This is a very ambitious project.
“The 114 sites equate to 590kms of road network.
“We intend to have all preparation work completed as soon as possible so all of the 20 mph sites can be operational by next summer.”
As early adopters, all costs of the roll out to the Council will be fully funded by Transport Scotland.
This will include arrangements to carry out post implementation speed surveys and publishing data from all sites on a dedicated webpage.
Once Transport Scotland have confirmed the Council’s proposals, details of where the 20 mph roll outs will be located will be provided and promoted on the Council’s website.