6. Reduce speed limits to 40 km/h or lower in pedestrian and cyclist places
States and territories
Links to other Actions
Road users who are not protected by a vehicle are extremely vulnerable in collisions. The risk of death or serious injury increases markedly over impact speeds of 30 km/h.
Outcomes by 2020
High pedestrian activity areas, and pedestrian and cyclist places under ‘movement and place’ frameworks 1, will have speed limits of 40 km/h or less. There will also be greater use of 30 km/h limits where appropriate, to reduce risk to vulnerable road users.
Highlight towns and cities with zero fatalities.
- Implement 40 km/h (or lower) speed limits in high pedestrian and cyclist use zones.
- Investigate 30 km/h (or lower) speed limits in high-risk pedestrian and cycling areas.
- Investigate and implement low-cost infrastructure options to reflect a lower speed environment, when applying speed reduction as a road safety treatment.