City of Vincent Speed Trial Commencement

Posted on: Tuesday, 23 April 2019 at 12:00:00 AM

On Monday, 29 April, the City of Vincent will start a 40km/hr speed zone trial in Vincent’s southern suburban areas.

The two-year trial will study the impact of lower speed limits in residential areas, with independent research supported by the Road Safety Commission.

Community consultation conducted last July saw 57.4% of the people surveyed vote yes to the trial. The survey revealed residents prioritised making streets safer for all road users and enhancing the neighbourhood feel of their streets. 

It is hoped this trial will demonstrate safer, more welcoming streets, where people are more likely to ride and walk, and kids feel safe playing outdoors. 

The trial will take place in local residential streets in the areas bounded by Newcastle, Vincent and Charles Streets and the Swan River. Main distributor roads will stay at their current speed limits, with the exception of part of Vincent Street near the Hyde Park water playground.

Prior research in other areas has shown that lowered speed limits make streets safer for all road users, contribute to more connected communities, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and only have a minor impact on average journey times.

Find out more about the City of Vincent trial by visiting https://imagine.vincent.wa.gov.au/40kmh-speed-zone-trial

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