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Proposal to reduce the speed limit on residential streets in Norwood and Kent Town

20/05/2021

Ratepayers and residents are being encouraged to have their say on whether the speed limit should be reduced from 50km/h to 40km/h in residential streets in Norwood and Kent Town.

As slower speeds are often associated with safer streets and neighbourhoods, the 50km/h to 40km/h reduction was a proposal the Council was considering as a way improve safety for all road users.

In 2019, a speed limit reduction was implemented successfully in Stepney, Maylands and Evandale.

A selection of these streets were evaluated in 2020 which identified a successful outcome with mean speeds reducing by up to 4km/h.

Residents, home-owners and businesses in Norwood and Kent Town will receive a postcard with a QR Code and link to the Council’s website that will provide details of the proposal and a short on-line survey.  

The consultation period closes on 21 June and a report will be presented to the Council detailing the outcomes of the community consultation.

For more information, visit: Community Consultation