40 km/h Precinct Trial

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Council proposes a 12 month trial of a 40 km/h speed limit precinct excluding main roads

Why 40 km/h?

Speed limits are in place throughout South Australia and enforced for the safety of all road users.

Speed limits can vary from area to area and can relate to land use, such as the proximity to schools, the level of pedestrian and cyclist activity or if it is a local residential road.

Lower speed limits have the potential to save lives, prevent and reduce the number of accidents, and decrease through traffic. They improve the safety of pedestrians and cyclists without

Council proposes a 12 month trial of a 40 km/h speed limit precinct excluding main roads

Why 40 km/h?

Speed limits are in place throughout South Australia and enforced for the safety of all road users.

Speed limits can vary from area to area and can relate to land use, such as the proximity to schools, the level of pedestrian and cyclist activity or if it is a local residential road.

Lower speed limits have the potential to save lives, prevent and reduce the number of accidents, and decrease through traffic. They improve the safety of pedestrians and cyclists without significantly affecting vehicle travel times or conditions.

Our community has an opportunity to trial, for 12 months, a 40 km/h speed limit in a precinct located in Beulah Park and part of Kensington Park, not including the main roads. At the end of the 12 month trial, Council will survey the residents of this precinct to determine if 40 km/h local roads could be part of the City of Burnside's future.

If this trial is supported by the community, Council will apply to the Minister for Road Safety to implement a trial 40 km/h zone.

Where is the precinct?

The trial precinct includes all local roads in the area bordered by Magill Road, Glynburn Road, The Parade and Portrush Road.

The four main roads will not be part of this trial with no changes to the speed limits on these roads.

When will the changes happen?

To introduce a lower speed limit Council requires approval from the Minister for Road Safety.

The results of this survey will be reviewed and presented to Council as part of Council's decision-making process.

If Council proceeds with the trial an application will be made to the Minister for Road Safety to implement the trial 40 km/h precinct, and as part of this process, the results of this community engagement would also be provided.

This is a lengthy process and would see changes to the speed limit, if supported and approved, taking place in mid-2016.

The benefits for our community

A 40 km/h speed limit has the potential to:

  • save lives
  • prevent or reduce the number and severity of accidents
  • create a safer environment for cyclists
  • improve safety for pedestrians
  • maintain the existing road environment (no need for road humps, driveway links or other traffic calming devices)
  • improve the amenity of your neighbourhood with reduced vehicle noise
  • decrease through traffic.

All of these benefits without noticeably impacting motorist travel times.

Feedback requested

Please complete the survey below by 5 pm Friday 27 November.

Your responses to this survey will guide Council on how to proceed.

For more information

Do you want more information? Contact David Hayes, Council's Principal Traffic Engineer, on 8366 4200.

Survey

Consultation has concluded