Dunbar to debate new speed limit for town

Pic Lisa Ferguson 06/01/2015
20mph signs and speed bumps in residential areas
Pic Lisa Ferguson 06/01/2015 20mph signs and speed bumps in residential areas

Members of the public can have their say on plans to create an extensive 20 miles per hour area in Dunbar at a public meeting during the town’s Civic Week.

The town’s community council has been discussing the idea of introducing a widespread reduction in speed limit in the town for more than a year.

Now, on June 21, the idea will be opened out to members of the public, who will determine whether the scheme goes any further at a public meeting.

Herbert Coutts, community councillor, first raised the idea, with a view to Dunbar following in the footsteps of Edinburgh.

At the community council’s last meeting, Mr Coutts told members a questionnaire was circulated at a Dunbar and East Linton Area Partnership (DELAP) meeting, asking people for their views on making a large section of Dunbar a 20 miles per hour town.