‘Twenty’s Plenty’ for the ’Ferry!

20 mph signs could be commonplace across Queensferry
20 mph signs could be commonplace across Queensferry

Twenty mph speed limits are set to be introduced throughout housing estates in Queensferry within a year.

Edinburgh Council has developed plans to extend restrictions across the citywide area.

And, under the draft proposals, they would apply in Scotstoun, Springfield and the Varney estates, including Scotstoun Avenue, Bo’ness/Hopetoun Road and The Loan/Kirkliston Road.

The proposals, however, do not include widespread traffic calming measures.

Streets with higher speed limits such as Builyeon, Ferrymuir and Society roads, west of Clufflat, will remain.

If approved, the scheme would be introduced from August 2015.

A drop-in session on the proposals will be held in Queensferry on Monday, 
September 8, between 2pm and 4pm at the South Queensferry CEC, Kirkliston Road. Council officers will be there and feedback is invited up 
until October 17.

Keith Giblett, chairman of Queensferry and Distict Community Council said: ‘‘We support controls to reduce speed in areas, such as around schools, but carte blanche in all areas is not the way to go forward.’’

The proposals can be found at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/20mph.