GlasgowCity-20mph-zoneGlasgow City Council recently announced plans to introduce a mandatory 20mph zone in the City Centre. The area would be bounded by the River Clyde, Saltmarket/High Street, Cowcaddens Road/West Graham Street, Newton Street, Brown Street.

The proposals will help to reduce congestion, improve road safety and reduce the number of road traffic accidents and improve air quality.

There is currently a 6 week consultation being undertaken and any person wishing to object to the proposed Order should send details of the grounds for their objection either in writing to Land and Environmental Services, Glasgow City Council, 231 George Street, Glasgow G1 1RX by Monday 30th November 2015 or by email to  graeme.dewar@glasgow.gov.uk.  Objections should state the name and address of the objector, the matters to which they relate and the grounds on which the objection is made.

There is more information on the Council’s website and in the advert (CityCentre-Mandatory20mph-Advert) and plan documents (P5055_06_05_TRO)

Go Bike, the cycling campaign for the Strathclyde area, recently submitted a petition to the Council to have the whole city a 20mph zone by default in line with the approach recently taken by Edinburgh City Council.

The news about the 20mph proposals has also been reported in The Evening Times and by STV Glasgow