A number of new 20mph zones could be confirmed at a council meeting.
Garioch area committee will meet on Tuesday to discuss lowering the current 30pmh speed limits at new housing schemes in Echt, Inverurie, Kemnay, Kingseat, Newmachar, Sauchen and Westhill.
Councillors are being asked to allow council officials to start statutory procedures for the traffic orders for the settlements.
The road orders will affect more than 40 streets across the areas.
Stephen Archer, director of infrastructure services at Aberdeenshire Council, said: “Following this committee meeting, it is proposed to undertake a four-week statutory consultation with interested parties followed by a 21-day public consultationwith site notices erected at the affected locations .”