Man rushed to hospital after being struck by bus near Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow
Emergency services rushed to Killermont Street, close to Buchanan Bus Station, at around 4.40pm after receiving reports that a man had been knocked down. He was rushed to Glasgow Royal Infirmary . His injuries are currently unknown. The busy road is currently closed. A Police Scotland spokesperson confirmed: "Police were called to Killermont Street, near John Lewis, at 4.40pm this afternoon after reports of an accident involving a male edestrian and a bus. "An ambulance also attended and there are no updates on injuries.
Glasgow could followby introducing a 20mph limit for a majority of roads across the city.
The proposal, recommended by acommittee, would apply to all residential roads, the city centre, main shopping areas or where there are high levels of walking or cycling.
Other streets in the city would generally remain at 30mph, although final arrangements would be subject to assessment.
Edinburgh became Scotland's first city to implement a city-wide network ofwith a 20mph speed limit in March last year.
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Glasgow City Council's Environment, Sustainability and Carbon Reduction Policy Development Committee said the speed limit proposals should be referred for approval as the formal policy of the local authority.
A widespread 20mph limit has also been recommended by the Climate Emergency Working Group as part of Glasgow's efforts to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.
Andy Waddell, director of operations for the council's Neighbourhoods and Sustainability Department, said a 20mph limit would keep Glasgow in step with several cities across the UK.
"First and foremost, a city wide 20mph speed limit is about improving road safety," he said.
"It's well known that lower speeds reduce the risk of accidents but also reduce the severity of any injuries suffered by those involved."
He added: "Safer roads will make walking and cycling a much more attractive option for getting around the city.
"Building a greater reliance on more sustainable forms of transport is vital if we are to achieve our target ofbecoming carbon neutral by 2030.
"Many cities across the country are introducing a widespread 20mph limit and the evidence that's being gathered shows that the impact on journey times for cars and buses has been minimal."
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