Freelands Road: Proposed Speed Limit


The City of Edinburgh Council proposes to make an order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended to reduce the speed limit from 60mph to 30mph on parts of Freelands Road.

Objectors must state their reasons in writing with reference TRO/13/40 to Traffic Orders, Services for Communities, City Chambers, High Street Edinburgh EH1 1YJ not later than 4 April 2014.    You can also object to an Order, by email at 

Statement of Reasons:

Since the recent redevelopments and new carriageway layouts in the Ratho area, Freelands Road speed limit has raised concerns within the local community.   An assessment was carried out on the current speed limit and it was found that although there were no vehicles travelling over the speed limit, given the new layout and surrounding properties, it is considered that the existing national speed limit is excessive and should be reduced to 30mph.


It is anticipated that the reduction in speed limit should greatly increase road safety.

A plan of the proposal can be viewed in Ratho Library or Freelands Road TRO