South Queensferry roads to be affected by new speed limit

New 20mph speed limit will be in place in roads near South Queensferry
New 20mph speed limit will be in place in roads near South Queensferry

Motorists are set to be affected by a controversial scheme to introduce an Edinburgh city-wide speed limit of 20mph.

Local roads in South Queensferry, Dalmeny and Kirkliston will be affected by the plan and are detailed on a map which was approved by councillors on Tuesday.

The new speed limit will be rolled out in six phases, beginning with the city centre and rural west in July this year.

Transport convener Councillor Lesley Hinds said: “I am pleased that we are to move forward to the final stages of preparation before introducing a network of 20mph routes to the city, which will deliver a range of benefits to residents and visitors.

“These proposals, aiming to create safer, more attractive streets for all road users, follow a great deal of consultation with the public, which found that the majority of citizens were 
in support.

“These moves will no doubt involve a culture change for all those who live in and travel through the city, but we want to work to raise awareness and share information among drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to ensure a smooth transition.”

Meanwhile, average speed cameras on the southbound carriage of the Forth Road Bridge were switched on yesterday (Thursday), enforcing a 40mph speed limit. The safety cameras have been in action on the northbound section of the A90 since last September.

They will now operate on the carriageways in both directions until roadworks are scheduled to finish at the end of December.

The new section extends from Admirality to Scotstoun.