The Chief Minister has put out this media release on how he is going to create 40kph zones around all shopping and community facilities (namely town centres) in order to achieve his goal of Vision Zero (no road fatalities).
I’m not sure if 40kph zones would have prevented the road fatalities we’ve had but maybe the idea of the reduced speed limits is to make us better drivers overall. By going at a slower speed we become more aware of what is around us when driving. Then again I could be totally wrong and it will make Northbourne Ave even more fun at peak hour when it is a 40kph zone from Dickson to Civic.
He’s giving the public until 18 December to put in their thoughts of the proposal.