Sydney CBD speed limits could be slashed to 30km/h under proposed plans by Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s council
- Sydney CBD’s speed limit could be reduce
- Council wants a 30km/h limit
A major city in Australia could have its speed limits slashed to as slow as 30km/h in a proposal that is likely to infuriate thousands of drivers.
The City of Sydney council is considering making the reduction across the CBD with Lord Mayor Clover Moore wishing to neutralise emissions and encourage cycling.
The 30km/h limit, which could be reduced even lower, would be introduced in the city centre and other high-volume traffic areas across Sydney.
A draft Access Strategy outlined details of the plan and it comes after 200 roads across NSW have already had their speed limits reduced since July last year.
‘Lower speeds are important to enable better public realm outcomes, to encourage and facilitate walking and cycling, and to achieving Vision Zero,’ the draft states.
The City of Sydney council is pushing to reduce the speed limit in the CBD (above) to just 30km/h
Public submissions for the proposal closed last week and a report for council assessing responses will be given ‘later in the year’.
Since last July, 199 roads around New South Wales have had…