City 20mph speed limits - your views online
They don’t need to try because all the road works have traffic going at about 20mph anyway. It will just cause more congestion anyway. Stupid idea!
Stupid. But the vast majority of drivers will simply ignore it anyway. The road cameras don't work at under 30mph and polis Scotland doesn't have the manpower to enforce it.
I don’t drive but have seen cyclists overtake cars while I’m sitting in a car. Will they be fined for speeding down the hill?
No one does 20 except buses, so what's the point? Plus with the amount of roadworks you’re lucky to do 5mph in most parts of Edinburgh, it's a nightmare.
Ferry Road? London Road? I dream of going faster than a crawl on either of these.
It’s not like you can get over 20 anyway because of either traffic, roadworks, roads closed for nowt or potholes that look like TNT was used.
All very well, but how are they going to police the zones?
They want everybody off the roads. I don't belive this is down to just safety. It's being told what to do by the back door. Designed to make it not worthwhile having a car anymore.
Why not make the limit on the bypass 10mph as well or make everyone have an accompanying fore-walker carrying a red flag? Perhaps we could make everyone have a horse and carriage?
Says it all when the police don’t enforce it, or even adhere to it themselves. Total waste of money, needlessly slowing down the local economy.
What's the point? The only time anyone ever slows down is when they can physically see a police car or speed trap. Lanark Road was reduced to 30mph a while back - not that you'd notice, as they still drive at least 50-60mph if the road is clear. Perhaps any drivers who think this is justified would care to try to cross the road in such conditions and then comment on whether it wouldn't be easier if people drove a bit more slowly. See how many buses you miss!
Where is the funding coming from to enforce this city wide? If they don’t enforce it, It will be ignored.
I imagine it’s so they can generate cash and also to force people out of their cars to use public transport.
Side streets yes, main roads no, as it’s going to add to congestion causing more pollution!
Good. Cities are for people, not just cars.
Qatar World Cup
Fans will not be allowed to buy alcohol around World Cup stadiums in an apparent U-turn from officials on the relaxation of alcohol controls in Qatar.
Margaret M Kingsbury
Hopefully staff have been trained to recognise and treat the DTs.
"It is understood it will still be available in VIP and other wealthy guest areas" Nice. The poor don't get beer, but the wealthy people definitely do.
It was a con job to make them look more inclusive so FIFA could make it seem that Qatar were worthy hosts. There was never any intention to allow the sale of beer at the stadiums.
Fans could give the money saved from not buying beer to the slaves who built the stadiums.
Well, apparently it’s going to be the equivalent of £15 a pint, so they can ram it.
It’s all about the game, not the beer.
Welcome says the sign. Not really, your money might be, but not you.
Why does this not surprise me! It should be banned at all football fixtures.
They should never have been considered for the World Cup, due to the treatment of people that don't conform to their laws.
Just don't go to the matches and demand a refund, as they changed the condition of the service.
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