Decreasing speed is a huge impact to improving safety for people moving around on our strees.
It’s great to see more and more Sydney councils implementing 40km/hr speed zones.
There is a strong global campaign for lowering traffic speeds on our streets, you may heard of 20’s Plenty (mph), or Love 30 (kmh). (Interestingly at the moment in NSW, 30kmh can only be used in private zones, there is only regulation for 10, 20, 40, 60 and so on.)
See the attached image for Bayside Council’s traffic committee recommendations to support traffic calming strategies around the Swinbourne Street Neighbourhood Centre public domain upgrade.
Local Traffic Committees are a great way to stay informed about what street changes are happening in your local neighbourhood. Agendas are usually published online one week prior to each meeting, and some councils open their committees to public attendance (eg. Randwick Council).
Attendees usually include State MPs, NSW Police, NSW Roads staff, and local council road engineers and transport officers.
P.S. Let us know if you think of a good word that rhymes with 40…