Philippa Gilhooly

Team Leader for Traffic and Road Safety Management Scottish Borders Council

Graduated from Heriot Watt Uni 20 years ago after spent 4 years with Lothian and Borders Police Road Safety Unit.

Previously an IT trainer having studied Software Engineering (badly) at Edinburgh Napier back in the 80’s.

Spent 20 mainly very happy years with Scottish Borders Council as a road engineer and now leads the rather excellent Traffic and Road Safety team of dedicated professionals.

Career highlights: introduced default 20mph across all 97 settlements with 30ph speed limits in the Scottish Borders to 20mph as part of Spaces for People in 11 weeks during Covid 19,  

Twinning St Abbs with New Asgard, designing PiPencil shaped bollards and an amazing scissor collection on display when working from home.

My Speaker Sessions

Thursday 16 June 2022


Panel Discussion: Speed management to optimise safety, the environment and public health

11:00 - 11:40 Safety Transport Network/Mobility Theatre
  • Applicability of learnings from Wales on their journey to 20mph across other nations and a review of Scottish trials and welsh plans for a 50mph national speed limit
  • Review of Scottish Borders Council default 20mph trial speed limit
  • Balancing broad considerations, including environmental, safety and public health e.g. Speed vs pollution including time in traffic at slower speeds
  • Using tech to enhance planning and enforcement

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