Sunday, March 20, 2016
From Dundee City Council :
Dundee City Council is considering implementing 20 mph speed limits on roads in residential areas throughout the city. The council recognises that 20 mph limits have definitive road safety benefits and these can provide a basis where people feel safer to use more sustainable modes of transport such as walking and cycling.
The objective of introducing the 20 mph limit is to improve the local environment in residential areas for all road users, including car drivers, by reducing the number and severity of collisions and casualties on the city's roads, making the city a safer and better place to live in.
We hope that by making the streets safer and more pleasant to use this will encourage more cycling and walking, especially for local trips. This will not only bring road safety benefits, but will also help to improve overall health and well-being, reduce congestion and may improve air quality.
The council has launched this city wide consultation on 20 mph limits and it is hoped that residents and local organisations participate in this consultation exercise. This consultation exercise relates to 20 mph limits that will be signed only ie there will be no other physical measures to reduce vehicle speeds associated with any imposed 20 mph limit.
The council would appreciate if you could consider the map which highlights areas where the Council feel 20mph limits may be appropriate and answer a few questions relating to 20mph limits in the city. The map is accessible here and you can most easily complete the questionnaire to give your views on-line by clicking here.
A hard copy of the map for this consultation exercise and a hard copy of the questionnaire are available in Dundee House Reception as well as the East and West Housing Offices and sheltered housing complexes.
A PDF version of the questionnaire is also available here. As an alternative to completing the on-line questionnaire, the PDF version can printed off and the completed questionnaire emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted by post to: Roads & Transport Division, City Development Department, Dundee City Council, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee DD1 1LS.
Should you wish to submit comments above those given in the questionnaire, please email email@example.com. Any email submitted will receive an automated receipt response but there will be no further communication to individual queries. However, any comments submitted in this way will be considered as part of the consultation exercise.
The consultation period will run until 30th June 2016.