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Highland Council wants to know if you are for or against more 20mph speed limits

By Neil MacPhail

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The public consultation on whether or not to expand the 20mph speed limit across the Highlands closes next week with anyone who has not yet taken part being urged to do so.

The chairman of Highland Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Ken Gowans said: “I want to thank everyone who has taken time to engage in the consultation process since we launched it in December.

"It ends on Wednesday, 31 January so there is still time for people to take part and pass on any supporting comments or any suggestions they have for changes.

"We are keen to hear from as many people as possible as the feed-back we get will be used as part of the decision making process for the next phase of the roll-out.”

A total of 125 Highland settlements are part of the project which equates to around 610km of roads across the Highlands, 590km of which are on local authority roads.

The short on-line questionnaire includes an interactive street map which allows anyone using it to point out any specific areas where they wish to see change or provide comment on.

The 20mph speed limits on Trunk Roads (A9, A82, A835, A96, A95, A87, A86, A830) are the responsibility of Transport Scotland but people can pass on their comments by using the council’s on-line questionnaire.

The scheme is being fully funded by the Scottish Government who invited Highland Council to be an early adopter of 20mph limits.

A link to the consultation is on the homepage of the council's website

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