20mph speed limit trial

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LOWER SPEED limits on a series of city streets could come a step closer next week.

A total of nine roads in The Glens, including Johnston Avenue, have been chosen as a trial area for the 20mph limit after an extensive consultation showed overwhelming public support.

Will Dawson convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “A trial area such as this will help us to find out more about how to balance what residents have told us they want and the need to keep the city safely on the move as effectively and efficiently as possible.

“This trial is a clear signal that we have listened to what residents in Johnston Avenue and the wider Glens area have told us.

“But in last year’s consultation there was only the narrowest of majorities in favour of a 20mph limit across the wider roads network in the city, it was in no way a significant or ringing endorsement that people are in favour of imposing lower speed limits elsewhere on Dundee’s road network.

“So this trial will provide us with hard evidence about what happens when an area like the Glens and a main artery such as Johnston Avenue have a 20mph limit imposed and it will help us to inform future decision making.”

Councillors are being asked to approve the preparation of a traffic order to introduce the 20mph limit in The Glens.

Details of the streets where the 20mph limits are being proposed can be found on the council’s website at https://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/2017%20The%20Glens%20and%20Johnstone%20Avenue%2020mph%20zone.pdf

The city development committee meets on Monday (March 27).

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