Clifton Hill area to trial slower speed limits

September 12, 2018 by  

The City of Yarra, which incorporates the suburb of Clifton Hill, is set to begin trialling a 30 kilometre per hour speed limit in select areas from the end of September.

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The trial, which was first announced in May, will see the speed limit drop from 40 kilometres per hour on most streets in the district bounded by Johnston Street in the south, Alexandra Parade in the north, Nicholson Street in the west and Hoddle Street in the east. The main roads of Brunswick Street and Smith Street, which carry more traffic and public transport services, will be excluded.

Yarra City Council says the reduced speed limit is aimed at improving road safety for all users, but mainly pedestrians and cyclists. There have been over 100 crashes in the trial area since 2012. Cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists have been involved in 90% of them, with 30% involving serious injury. Local residents say that extra traffic management is also needed to cope with drivers using side streets to avoid congestion.

In addition to Victoria Police, several other organisations are helping run the twelve month trial. The Transport Accident Commission will part fund the test with the council, while Monash University will collect and monitor data on crash statistics and more.