Dundee City Council looks set to introduce 20 miles per hour speed limits around The Glens following a city-wide consultation on lowering the speed limit.
The speed limit would be reduced to 20mph in streets between Clepington Road and Strathmore Avenue, including Johnston Avenue, Glenprosen Terrace and Glenclova Terrace for a 12-month trial period.
Dundee City Council ran a consultation on lowering the speed limit in residential areas of Dundee between November 2015 and June 2016.
The council has already backed 20mph speed limits in new residential developments such as Western Gateway, Lothian Crescent and the new schools on Harestane Road.
But the survey found only a small majority of people want to see 20mph zones introduced across the city.
A report to go before the City Development committee on Monday reveals the council only received 921 responses.
There were 472 responses (51.3% of the total number of responses) in favour of implementing a general speed limit of 20mph on residential streets.
One respondent in favour of 20mph zones wrote: “The driving in Dundee is horrendous; the majority of people speed and also tail-gait/bully those following the Highway Code.
“I want 20mph zones but I fear that they simply will not obeyed; one must look at the 20mph zones outside schools, e.g Harris Academy, where literally nobody ever obeys them – in fact, most people go past the Harris Academy at 40mph.
“Dundee City Council desperately needs to liaise with the police to actually enforce these zones and/or erect cameras.”
Others said reducing the speed limit is unnecessary.
One respondent who opposed the proposal said: “Children should be educated and disciplined enough to not play on or near roads.
“Teach the parents and children, don’t punish the drivers. The whole policy on reducing speed limits is awful, and dangerous as it causes increased frustration.”
There were two streets where residents overwhelmingly backed plans to cut the speed limit.
The survey received 85 responses from Johnston Avenue residents, with 81 in favour of a 20mph speed limit.
All 49 responses from Dryburgh Gardens residents backed the introduction of 20mph zones.
Councillors on the City Development Committee will be asked to approve the 20mph zones in The Glens when they meet on Monday.
The report to go before the committee states: “Traffic monitoring equipment will be used to measure average speeds before and after the 20mph zone is implemented.
“These proposals are without traffic calming and are deemed suitable for residential areas while maintaining a resilient 30mph principal road network which underpins the city’s economy and longer distance traffic movement.”