Across Scotland many councils are increasing the number of 20mph streets to make our streets safer, healthier and cleaner.
However there is an incomplete patchwork of 20mph zones across Scotland with some councils having no permanent 20mph streets at all.
The process for creating 20mph zones is costly and time-consuming for councils and progress has been too slow.
Despite this reducing speed in built up areas has major benefits. It can greatly reduce accidents as drivers have more time to react, encourage walking and cycling and lower air pollution.
When accidents do happen a person is seven times more likely to survive if hit by a vehicle moving at 20mph than 30mph.
Green MSP for Mid-Scotland and Fife Mark Ruskell will be introducing a Members Bill which would change the default speed limit in built up areas across Scotland from 30mph to 20mph.
Councils could keep some streets with higher speed limits in consultation with communities, but these would be the exception rather than the rule.
We need your help to support our forthcoming Members Bill consultation. The more positive responses our consultation document receives the strong our position is. Sign up now and get ready to support safer, healthier, cleaner streets.