Public to be consulted about road safety

Midlothian Council will be asking the public about improving road safety including introducing 20mph speed limits in towns and villages.

Cutting speeds on specific roads

At the full Council meeting today (Tuesday) councillors approved the public consultation, which will also include asking about cutting speed on identified roads.

Helping improve our communities

Midlothian Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for roads, Councillor Douglas Bowen said: “We want to hear the views of as many people as possible – whether you are a cyclist, car owner or pedestrian – about how safer roads can also support a sustainable, inclusive, and accessible transport system, helping deliver a healthier, fairer and more prosperous Midlothian for our communities.”

New policy approved

At the full Council meeting councillors approved the speed policy and a Hierarchy Review report as a reference for improving safety in the county.

More details coming

The council will share further details of the consultation as soon as possible.

28 Jun 2022