New speed limits will be introduced to improve safety for all road users around the CBD and South East Light Rail route, Transport for NSW recently announced.
From 1 December 2019, speed limits will be reduced on roads along the light rail route in the Sydney CBD, Surry Hills, Moore Park, Centennial Park, Randwick, Kensington and Kingsford. Speed limits will also be reduced on some roads in Surry Hills and Darlinghurst to create a consistent speed limit.
The speed limits are being changed to increase pedestrian safety near the light rail ahead of service commencement in December.
Following a speed zone review, the following changes will be made to speed limits:
- George Street, between Hunter Street and Bathurst Street, Sydney, reduced from 40 km/h to 20 km/h
- Chalmers Street, between Randle Street and Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, reduced from 40 km/h to 20 km/h
- Anzac Parade, between Abbotford Street and Sturt Street, Kensington/Kingsford, reduced from 60 km/h to 50 km/h
- Anzac Parade, approx. 280m south of Moore Park Road to Abbotford Street, Kensington, reduced from 70 km/h to 60 km/h
- Alison Road, between Anzac Parade and Darley Road, reduced from 70 km/h to 60 km/h
- High Street, between Wansey Road and Avoca Street, Randwick, reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h and classed as a High Pedestrian Activity Area
- Parts of Surry Hills and Darlinghurst speed limit revised to 40 km/h to ensure a consistent speed limit on side streets and main roads.
The new speed limits will apply to both trams and vehicles.
As well as these, the speed limits will be even lower around high pedestrian areas on Devonshire and George streets.
Motorists are reminded to drive safely and remain alert of the changed traffic conditions.
Map of Reduced Speed Limits along the Light Rail Alignment
Map of new Surry Hills Reduced Speed Zone Map
Read the Transport for NSW story in full here.