Following the recent consultation on the city centre speed limit a 20 mph zone will be introduced from the 21 March 2016.
No they won't. Only streets within the city centre area bounded by Newton Street to the west, by West Graham Street/Cowcaddens Road to the north, by (but including) High Street/Saltmarket to the east and by the River Clyde to the south will have the new lower 20 mph speed limit.
Radial commuter routes such as Paisley Road West, Great Western Road, Springburn Road, London Road, Victoria Road and Eglinton Street will not be affected by these proposals.
|A sign as shown on each side of the road will mark the start of the zone.|
|A sign as shown on each side of the road will mark the end of the zone.|
There will be no speed humps installed as part of this project.
The grid pattern of streets and timing adjustments to traffic signalised junctions will control traffic movements across the city centre without the need for additional traffic calming measures.
Entry points to the city centre 20 mph zone will be highlighted by standard 20 mph speed limit traffic signs and carriageway markings. Additional signage including vehicle activated signs will be considered at key city centre gateways.
The compact area of the city centre and traffic signal controls means that any increase in journey time will not be significant.
Indeed a slower, smoother flow of traffic could reduce some overall journey times. This is backed up by research from other cities.
National evidence indicates that well signed 20 mph speed limits can help reduce traffic speeds and accident rates. As for other speed limits, enforcement will fall within the remit of Police Scotland.
Speed surveys across the city centre show mean traffic speeds between 19 and 23 mph indicating that the proposed 20 mph limit will for the most part be self‐enforcing.