Consultations - Midlothian speed limit policy
ConsultationThe purpose of this consultation is to raise awareness of the Midlothian speed limit policy, and to outline how and when the public can provide feedback.
Closing dateTuesday 29 November 2022
SummaryMidlothian Council would like to receive feedback you may have in relation to the speed limit policy, with particular focus on the following elements:
• existing speed limits in your local area
• implementation of 20mph speed limits in towns, villages and smaller settlements
• speed limits on higher speeds roads and how these impact road safety and access to active travel.
Survey to complete
- Read the Midlothian Council Speed Policy Briefing Note
- Read the Midlothian Council Speed Policy
- Read the Midlothian Roads Hierarchy Review
Comments can be submitted via the Placecheck Tool available at:
The tool allows comments to be added using an online map of the study area.
In late 2021/early 2022, AECOM undertook a review - at the request of Midlothian Council - of the hierarchy of the road network within the local authority area.
This study examined the different types of roads within the existing road network, with a view to better understanding their suitability for purpose within a local authority that has seen significant population growth and development in recent years.
Following on from this review, AECOM produced a draft Speed Policy document for review by Midlothian Council. This set out Midlothian Council’s objectives in relation to speed limits, as well as outlining the guidance used to determine the policy and methods which could be used for implementing the policy.
The policy was approved in June 2022.
Read more about the speed limit study
How to get involved
Public and stakeholder engagement forms a vital part of any policy development. Midlothian Council would like to receive feedback you may have in relation to the speed limit policy.
Community Councils are also being contacted to help promote the study.
Contact detailsIf you have any queries, please contact the AECOM project team at firstname.lastname@example.org