Attitudes and behaviours towards 20mph speed limit 3 years post intervention
  1) Augment the previous research undertaken by the Transport Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University, to assess the impacts of the implementation of 20mph default speed limits across all Scottish Borders (SB) settlements
2) New fieldwork to provide the first independent qualitative assessment of a cross section of the adult population as to the overall impact of the speed limit change. This will use semi-structured questionnaires among adults from across the life-course who live alongside roads, which are main entrances and exits from the settlement. The intention is that most of the interviews will be conducted on-line but it is likely that a minority will need to be conducted face-to-face. In addition, there will be a short and largely closed questions survey among age 10-11 SB primary school children. This will be conducted by Scottish Borders Council staff and we at ENU will receive only anonymized data of survey answers.
3) To make a first, independent safety assessment using the STATS19 data for the 97 settlements, which switched to 20mph from 30mph as to any changes in collisions and injuries. A working hypothesis is that the most significant outcome may be a reduction in collisions between vehicles and an overall reduction in Killed, Serious, and Slight reported injuries (KSIs) among vulnerable road users.

  • Start Date:

    23 October 2023

  • End Date:

    18 October 2024

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Paths for All Partnership, Scottish Borders Council

  • Value:


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