Support grows for twenty’s plenty pilotscheme

Twenty's Plenty sign, Lenzie 19.8.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

Twenty's Plenty sign, Lenzie 19.8.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

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A CAMPAIGN to introduce a 20mph speed limit pilot scheme in parts of Bishopbriggs is gathering pace.

East Dunbartonshire Cycle Co-op is spearheading the proposals to create a safer environment for cyclists and walkers in the town.

It’s hoped a mandatory speed limit will also help improve air quality and reduce noise pollution.

The campaign has already received backing from parent councils, head teachers and church groups in the town.

Bishopbriggs Community Council has also added its support to the proposals.

A spokesperson said: “We back the calls that have come from various groups for road speeds to be reduced to 20mph.”

East Dunbartonshire Council is considering the proposals. It could cost around £300 per street to implement the scheme.

Mark Kiehlmann, founder of East Dunbartonshire Cycle Co-op, believes the benefits will far outweigh the costs.

He said: “There are lots of benefits to reducing the speed limit to 20mph, including less noise and less pollution.

“House prices will rise too, due to less accidents in the area.”