Future Spaces for People in East Lothian - Community Councils

Closes 24 Nov 2021

Opened 13 Oct 2021

Results expected 17 Dec 2021


This online survey gives East Lothian Community Councils and other community groups the opportunity to comment on the impact of Spaces for People interventions, and particularly on the impact of the 20mph speed limits in their area as part of a process to evaluate whether any aspects of the new arrangements should be made permanent.

Alongside this we are working with a market research company to conduct a postal survey of a representative sample of local people, and an open online survey.


The new lower speed limits were introduced in response to public concerns over high vehicle speeds when large number of people were out walking and cycling during the early days of the pandemic travel restrictions in 2020. They have been welcomed by many communities, and they have had an impact in reducing traffic speeds in many places. (You can view the before and after speed measurements here)

Where speeds have not reduced significantly, there are additional measures we can take such as additional signage and awareness-raising which could help to change driver behaviour.

More information about the Space for People project can be found at www.eastlothian.gov.uk/spaces-for-people

Why your views matter

We want to understand how the lower speed limits and other interventions have affected local people, and as their representatives, Community Councils and other groups working with local people are well placed to interpret public opinion.

Give us your views


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Residents' views and priorities
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Social Inclusion
  • Town Centres
  • Climate Change
  • Active Travel
  • Sport & fitness
  • Parks & open spaces
  • Environment & sustainability
  • Traffic & transport
  • Town Centre Access
  • Tourism
  • Business
  • Road Safety