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Edinburgh 20mph Speed Limits – Update for Trinity Primary
There will soon be changes to the part time 20 signage outside Trinity Primary School. The implementation of a citywide 20mph speed limit on all but a strategic network of roads is currently underway. Phase two of the network covering Edinburgh North and South Central/East becomes effective on 28 February 2017. Trinity Primary School is located within this phase.
The signs with flashing lights outside Trinity primary School signalling the lower speed limit on stretches of 30mph roads will be removed as the part time speed limits will no longer be in operation. In their place, new 20mph signage will be erected to supplement the signs and speed limit roundels. The new signs will be installed between December and March 2017 and the signs with flashing lights will be removed in March.
Slower speeds bring many benefits to places and people. They help to reduce the risk and severity of collisions, encourage people to walk and cycle and spend more time in an area. The new limit recognises the importance of community wide safety for children that extends further than the last 100m of their school journey and also helps to encourage active travel.
Further information and a detailed map of the 20mph network is available at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/20mph or visit our Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/edin20mph.
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Phase 2 of the rollout of a 20miles per hour (mph) speed limit goes live on 28 February 2017. The second phase is the largest construction phase in the scheme stretching from Granton to Portobello, Duddingston to Morningside, Gorgie to Murrayfield.
You can find out if your street is changing to 20mph by checking our interactive map.
The introduction of the new 20mph limit relies on signage and road markings alone. Existing speed humps or other traffic calming will remain unchanged. Larger 20mph signs will mark the entrance and exit of a 20mph area where the speed limit changes. These signs will be supplemented by smaller repeater signs or road markings with speed limit roundels.
While many cities in the UK, Europe and beyond have already brought in 20mph (or 30km), Edinburgh is the first city in Scotland to roll out 20mph limits in this way, with many other areas, including East Lothian, keen to bring in slower speeds.
Slower speeds bring many benefits to places and people. They help to reduce the risk and severity of collisions, encourage people to walk and cycle and spend more time in an area. The project extends 20mph speed limits to approximately 80% of Edinburgh’s streets, while retaining a network of roads at 30mph and 40mph on key arterial routes.