Targeted speed limit reductions for vulnerable road users – case learnings
Submission Date: 2019
In 2018, the Department of Transport and Main Roads undertook two demonstration projects to reduce speed limits in areas of high pedestrian and cyclist activity. The demonstration sites included one state-controlled strip road and one local government-controlled CBD area with above-average rates of casualty crashes. By developing a compelling case for speed limit reductions including crash data, alternative solutions, stakeholder support and road user mix data, lower speed limits for the two demonstration sites were introduced, supported by targeted local communications.