Dunbar North 20mph speed limit consultation

Closed 22 Sep 2019

Opened 5 Aug 2019

Feedback expected 31 Dec 2019


Following requests from community groups, and after a trial period in 2015, East Lothian Council introduced permanent 20pmh speed limits on residential streets in Dunbar between the A1 and the railway line (except Kellie Road and Spott Road).

A further 20mph speed limit trial was introduced last year, covering Dunbar streets north of the railway line.

Our aim was to reduce the dominance of motorised traffic, resulting in streets which feel safer for cycling and walking while still allowing the free movement of vehicles.

Why We Are Consulting

We are now assessing the impact of the current trial to determine whether permanent changes should be made in the north of the town to match the south. In addition to vehicle speed surveys, we hope you will complete this survey so that the views of residents, employees and visitors can be taken into account.

What Happens Next

We will balance the results of speed surveys, with public perceptions as collected in this and the accompanying postal survey, and with the views of the police and other professionals, in order to come to a view on whether to bring forward a permanent 20mph speed limit in 2020.



  • Dunbar and East Linton


  • Local Residents


  • Traffic & transport