Ready for 20 Scotland Conference - June 8th, Edinburgh


Why attend 

In 2015 Transport Scotland announced a change in their guidance on 20mph limits which replaced the previous 2001 guidance. This both supported and advised wide- area 20mph limits. Edinburgh has been developing its implementation of 20mph limits in the city-centre and across the authority, whilst Glasgow has started its city-centre 20mph implementation.

With Edinburgh's 20mph limits going live in July, 20's Plenty for Us are delighted that the City Council is hosting what will be our first 20mph Places conference in Scotland. The event continues from our successful previous 20mph places conferences which have shared best practice and been a key factor in transport professionals, elected representatives and other organisations understanding the progress being made across the UK on implementing wide-area 20mph limits. In fact already 15.5m people live in such places where 20mph limits have been set or planned for most roads.

We are delighted that the event is also being sponsored by Transport Scotland and how this demonstrates the developing consensus for lower speed limits on community streets.

This event will feature presentations from politicians, transport planners, public health experts and road safety organisations about the lessons learned from on 20 mph schemes from around Europe, Scotland and England.

With 20mph schemes now being rolled out across Scotland this is an opportunity for officers and politicians from around the country to come and understand the opportunities of adopting schemes, and hear from experienced practitioners about the lessons learned.

We have some subsidised places for community campaigners left and also some free places for local authorities. Contact [email protected] for latest position

Who should attend:

Transport planners
Road Safety officers
Highways engineers
Service providers 


We are delighted at the planned sessions and range of speakers. Click on the topics to download a pdf of the presentation. These include :-


Welcome - Lesley Hinds, Transport Convenor, City of Edinburgh Council

Edinburgh - We are ready for 20 - Phil Noble, Senior Professional Officer, City of Edinburgh Council

Scottish 20mph guidance - Graham Thompson, Road Safety & Blue Badge Policy Team Leader, Transport Scotland


Experience from 20mph pilots and implementations

Bristol - The public health case for 20mph - Dr Adrian Davis, Public Health Consultant, City of Bristol

Warrington - Delivering ahead of plan and under budget - David Boyer, Senior Strategy and Planning Manager, Warrington Borough Council

Cardiff - Our city-wide plans - Cllr Ramesh Patel, Cabinet Member for Transport, Planning & Sustainability, Cardiff Council 

Liverpool - Engagement and the "Wisdom of crowds" - Nicola Wass, CEO, SoMo


20mph as a developing standard for urban and community streets

20mph, a developing standard - Rod King MBE, Founder and Campaign Director, 20's Plenty for Us

The case for a default 20mph limit - Gary Rae, Director of Communications and Campaigns, BRAKE

Police as part of the compliance process - Inspector Brian Poole, Head of Tayside Divisional Road Policing, Police Scotland



Community perspectives on area-wide 20mph limits

A pedestian perspective - Stuart Hay, Scottish Director, Living Streets

A cycling perspective - Sally Hinchcliffe, Pedal on Parliament

Making community aspirations tangible - Anna Semlyen, Campaign Manager, 20's Plenty for Us

Conference closing address


View the press release on the outcome of the conference


We will have registration and coffee from 9:30 and start at 10:00.  Conference will close at 16:35.

On-line bookings are now being taken here or contact [email protected]



  • June 08, 2016 at 10:00am – 5pm
  • City of Edinburgh Council
    High Street
    Edinburgh, SCotland
    United Kingdom
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  • Rod King

    07973 639781

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  • Rod King
    commented 2016-06-07 11:38:28 +0100

    The community can do lots. Why not email me on [email protected] and we can explain the help that can be .provided
  • Hugh Waugh
    commented 2016-06-03 09:12:53 +0100
    What can a community do when a 20 MPH is introduced and proves to be a complete farce. Police Scotland pays lip service but is not at all interested and the planning authority concerned assumes they have done a great job and moves on to provision of bicycles and multiple waste bins ??
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  • Rod King
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