Cllr Alastair Majury on Dunblane 20mph TROs

Objections Received In Response to Dunblane 20mph TRO

The Planning and Regulation Panel due to be held on 1st October 2019, will determine whether or not Dunblane has 20mph throughout the entire community. We already have 20mph limits near our schools and in the high street.

A community survey that I ran when the TRO notices were first issued, showed that a majority of the community do not support the introduction of 20mph limits throughout Dunblane.

Dunblane Prefers To Retain 30mph

Currently the panel is requested to approve 20mph limits in Dunblane.

Please e-mail members of the Planning & Regulation Panel and ask that they amend the recommendations to exclude Dunblane from point 3, so that we retain the existing 20mph limits, and the existing 30mph limits.

Councillors who attended the previous panel

Please e-mail the convenor as well — Cllr MacPherson macphersona@stirling.gov.uk

Plus Cllr Benny bennyn@stirling.gov.uk, Cllr Berrill berrilla@stirling.gov.uk, Cllr Dodds doddsd@stirling.gov.uk, Cllr houstong@stirling.gov.uk, Cllr Lambie lambieg@stirling.gov.uk, and Cllr McDonald mcdonaldjr@stirling.gov.uk

Asking that they amend the recommendations to exclude Dunblane from point 3, so that we retain the existing 20mph limits, and the existing 30mph limits, to respect the majority view of the community.

Also because they simply do not work — Department for Transport 20mph Research Study

Residential areas — In residential area, the reduction in speeds in the case study areas is found to be significant relative to the comparator areas, when all road types are considered in aggregate. More detailed analysis, however, shows that the relative reduction in the median and 85th percentile speeds is significant for important local roads but not for major or minor local roads. It therefore appears that the important local roads are driving the overall results, and are where there is the most confidence that a small decrease in speed has occurred due to the introduction of 20mph (signed only) limits. The relative change on important local roads, as a result of the 20mph limit policy, is estimated at -0.81mph for the median speed, -1.11mph for the 85th percentile speed, and -1.0mph for the 15th-85th percentile range.

The results are consistent with the earlier findings which shows that, in absolute terms, median and 85th percentile speeds have reduced most on important local roads (-1.1mph and -1.3mph); and less on major strategic roads and particularly minor local roads.

Catching 20mph speeders ‘not a priority’ — Police Scotland

Please ask the panel not to impose widespread 20mph limits in Dunblane.

Please e-mail the convenor as well — Cllr MacPherson macphersona@stirling.gov.uk

Plus Cllr Benny bennyn@stirling.gov.uk, Cllr Berrill berrilla@stirling.gov.uk, Cllr Dodds doddsd@stirling.gov.uk, Cllr houstong@stirling.gov.uk, Cllr Lambie lambieg@stirling.gov.uk, and Cllr McDonald mcdonaldjr@stirling.gov.uk

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I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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Alastair Majury

Alastair Majury

I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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