Chief Minister Gallagher is asking what you’d think about having expanded 40kmph zones in town centres:
Following the successful introduction of the reduced 40 km/h speed limit in Gungahlin and Woden earlier this year, the ACT Government is now introducing similar measures into precincts in Civic and the Belconnen and Tuggeranong town centres, to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and other road users,” the Chief Minister said.
“We are now seeking community and business input into the proposed boundaries of these reduced speed limit precincts.
“Reducing speed limits is important where there is a concentrated mix of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles. Research indicates that the introduction of a 40km/h speed limit can significantly reduce the risk of death for vulnerable road users. For example, a 10km/h decrease in speed can reduce the risk of death for pedestrians and cyclists by over 50 percent.