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Highlands and Islands Greens
Highlands and Islands Greens

Scotland’s Road Safety Framework To 2020 — Highland Greens Respond

Monday, June 15th, 2009

The Scottish Green Party’s Highland branch has responded to the launch of Scotland’s Road Safety Framework to 2020 by the Transport Minister, Stewart Stevenson in Aberdeenshire today.

Campaigns coordinator Neil Hornsby said:

“We welcome the Framework’s publication.  Highland Greens will be approaching the Highland Council about developing and implementing a Road Safety Strategy, based on the Government’s Framework, here in the Highlands.

“In 2008 Highlands and Islands Greens made a comprehensive response to the Scottish Government’s consultation. (1)

“We suggested specific targets, and called for a 20mph speed limit on all residential roads and major shopping streets, and 30mph limit on all other roads in built up areas including villages.  In addition, we proposed that a nationwide programme of Homezones should be introduced in residential areas, to enhance the attractiveness of the ‘streetscape’ and to encourage walking and cycling.  We said that local authorities should be obliged to require that all new housing developments be built as Homezones.

“Greens across Scotland will continue to press for safer roads and people-friendly streets.”

Notes

(1) see this post.