Edinburgh's Road Safety Action Plan to 2030
The Draft Road Safety Action Plan for Edinburgh to 2030 updates on the previous plan, approved in 2010, which commits to providing a safe and modern road network for the 21st century. Since 2010, there has been an overall downward trend in collisions resulting in injuries in Edinburgh.
The renewed plan, for which the draft was approved by Transport and Environment Committee on Thursday 8th December, has been developed to align with objectives contained in Scotland’s Road Safety Framework to 2030, published by the Scottish Government in 2021. By adopting the same safe systems approach to road safety, Edinburgh’s action plan aims to further reduce the number of personal injury collisions in the city.
The targets set out in the draft Action Plan, to be met by 2030, either meet or exceed the targets set out in the national Road Safety Framework. Edinburgh’s proposed targets are:
- Zero fatalities
- At least a 50% reduction in people seriously injured
- At least a 60% reduction in children and young people (under 18 years old) seriously injured
- At least a 40% reduction in pedestrians seriously injured
- At least a 30% reduction in cyclists seriously injured
- At least a 30% reduction in motorcyclists seriously injured
- At least a 20% reduction in road users aged 65 and over seriously injured
- At least a 70% reduction in road users aged between 18 to 24 seriously injured
Actions to achieve these targets will be set out in a Delivery Plan, updated annually. Councillors approved the first Delivery Plan to 2024, which comprises of more than 100 actions, including proposals for new pedestrian crossings, speed limit reductions and further speed reduction measures on Thursday 8th December 2022.