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New temporary 20mph speed limits to be introduced

Forty-one new temporary 20mph speed limits will be introduced across Perth and Kinross as part of the £1.1 million Spaces for People project supporting active travel during lockdown.

The new speed limit zones will be introduced in 12 towns and 29 villages in order to improve road safety, enable safe physical distancing and encourage people to get out and about.

Work to install road signs for the 20mph speed limits will begin in the coming weeks.

Funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Sustrans Scotland, Spaces for People is a temporary infrastructure programme offering funding and support to make it safer for people who choose to walk, cycle or wheel for permitted journeys and exercise while physical distancing in place during Covid-19 as we transition out of lockdown.

The 12 towns are having 20mph speed limits implemented in areas where there is a high density of pedestrian and vehicle movements.

The 29 villages have been chosen because they have limited or no footways resulting in pedestrians and vehicles sharing road space.

New 20mph speed limits will be created in the following towns and villages:

Towns:

Auchterarder, Alyth, Blairgowrie, Bridge of Earn, Comrie, Coupar Angus, Crieff, Glenfarg, Kinross, Milnathort, Pitlochry, Scone.

Villages with limited or no footways:

Abernyte, Airntully , Ardler, Ballintuim, Bridge of Cally, Butterstone, Campmuir, Cleish, Collace, Dunning, Errol Station, Forneth, Forteviot, Grandtully, Grange, Kettins, Kinnaird, Kinloch, Kinrossie, Kirkmichael, Maryburgh & Keltybridge, Meikleour, Pitcairngreen, Rait, Scotlandwell, Spittalfield, Strathtay, Tummel Bridge, Wolfhill.

A list and drawings of the selected towns and villages can be found on our Spaces for People page.