To improve pedestrian and motorist safety, Council, in partnership with Roads and Maritime, is implementing a 40km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area (HPAA) within the Ingleburn CBD.
Replacing most of the existing 10km/h Shared Zones, the 40km/h HPAA aims to make speed zones more compatible with the changing streetscape, growing population and increasing pedestrian and traffic volumes, and follows previously undertaken community consultation regarding proposed changes to Shared Zones.
Driving at lower speeds improves a driver’s ability to stop quickly and react to the unexpected. This creates a safer road environment for all road users, particularly vulnerable groups such as the elderly, children, pedestrians and cyclists.
The transition to a 40km/h HPAA has been approved by Roads and Maritime, and local residents and business owners will be notified prior to the new speed zones being signposted and enforced.
The works associated with the implementation of the 40km/h HPAA will be ongoing for a number of months, and involve the installation of traffic calming facilities, marked pedestrian crossings and related signage.
Works are due to commence from 22 April 2017 and be complete by 30 June 2017, weather permitting, and the majority of works will be conducted outside of peak business hours, with minimal disruption to traffic flow or business operation.
View the plan of works here(176KB, PDF).
What is a High Pedestrian Activity Area (HPAA)?
HPAAs are sections of road where there is a high degree of interaction between vehicles and pedestrians. They may be near shopping strips, railway stations, bus interchanges and services such as medical centres. The maximum speed limit is 40 km/h at all times and associated traffic calming measures help to alert drivers to the lower speed limit and make them aware of the presence of pedestrians moving about or near the road.
Where will the new speed limits apply?
The 40km/h speed limits will be signposted within the Ingleburn CBD, including Ingleburn Road, Macquarie Street and Oxford Road.
Is the 40km/h limit enforceable?
The 40km/h speed limit is enforceable and normal enforcement procedures will apply. To keep our community safe, look out for pedestrians and the 40km/h speed limit signs, and slow down.
For more information about the project, contact Council's Coordinator Traffic and Road Design on 4645 4919.