Capital road plan aiming for zero fatalities

EDINBURGH’S local councillors are tomorrow deciding whether to approve a draft plan seeking zero fatalities on the city’s roads by 2030.

Members of the city council’s Transport and Environment committee will be specifically asked to approve a draft that comprises more than 100 actions, including proposals for new pedestrian crossings, speed limit reductions and further speed reduction measures.

As well as zero fatalities (by 2030), there are several other targets, concerning the likes of serious injury.

Says the council, here, since a previous plan was adopted 12 years ago, there’s been a downward trend in people being killed or seriously injured on the city’s roads.

Should councillors approve the draft, it will then go out to public consultation, early next year.

View the committee meeting here, from 1000.

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