Work to begin on completing 20mph scheme across most of Glasgow

WORK is expected to begin soon to ensure most of Glasgow’s streets operate to a speed limit of 20mph.

Already, an estimated 288km of the city’s roads are 20mph, and yesterday councillors heard of a £4.5m programme – part-funded by the walking and cycling charity, Sustrans – to bring much of the rest of the city into the scheme over the next 18 months.

Says a city council announcement, here: “Glasgow has previously approved a policy that would see a mandatory 20mph speed limit become the standard for all residential streets, the city centre, other main shopping areas or where there are high levels of walking, wheeling or cycling. Other streets in the city would generally remain at 30mph.”

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