On 13th June 2022, South Lanarkshire Council through a new roads order, made it unlawful for any person to drive at a speed exceeding 20mph at various location around Lanarkshire. For Blantyre, the new 20mph zones are generally at and around schools including:
- Auchinraith Primary School, Calder Street in both directions from a point at Victoria Street southeastwards for 131m.
- Calderside Academy and Calderside Nursery School on Boswell Drive, both directions full length at distance of 212m.
- David Livingstone Memorial Primary School, Carlowrie Avenue both directions
- Coatshill Avenue both directions from Morven Avenue westwards for 64m.
- Devondale Avenue both directions from Lime Grove north westwards to Glenview Place, a distance of 168m.
- Lime Grove, both directions full length 159m.
- Morven Avenue, both directions from Roselea Place to Lime Grove, 140m.
- Kear Campus, Bardykes Road both directions from Sycamore Grove to Cedar Place, 125m.
- St Blanes Primary School, Chestnut Grove both directions from Fernslea Avenue for 53m.
- Fernslea Avenue both directions from Birch Place to Oaklea Crescent 271m
High Blantyre Primary School already has 20mph restrictions in place. The above order does put significant areas of Coatshill now as a 20mph zone.
The order will come into operation on 4th August 2022 with new signage imminent.