Speak out on speed! Have your say on 40 km/hr speed limits for group centres

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Pedal Power ACT has long campaigned for lower speed limits in areas where people ride and walk.

The ACT Government listened and acted in 2011 by introducing 40 km/h speed limits in Canberra’s town centres.

Time is running out for you to tell the ACT government what you think about introducing 40 km/h speed limits in 18 local group centres.  Add your voice to Pedal Power’s support for the lower speed limits and for our call to extend the boundaries of the areas with a lower limit would apply.  Unless the boundaries are extended the proposal will just not be effective.

They now seek comments on the proposal to introduce 40 km/h speed limits in 18 local group centres, including Amaroo, Calwell, Charnwood, Chisholm, Conder, Curtin, Dickson, Erindale, Hawker, Jamison, Kaleen, Kingston, Kambah, Kippax, Manuka, Mawson, Wanniassa and Weston.

Pedal Power believes that many of the proposed boundaries of the areas where the lower limit would apply are too narrow where they do not include streets that border the group centres, such as Cowper and Antill Streets, Dickson, and Carruthers and Theodore Streets, Curtin.

If you live or cycle in suburbs affected, have a look at the map of your area – see this link.

Take the survey there and tell TAMS that you support lower speed limits, but they must include streets that border the group centres for the proposals to be truly effective in making it safer and more comfortable to walk and ride to group centres.  Take the survey and or send your comments to:  communityengagement@act.gov.au by 5pm Monday 2 February.

Thank you for your support!


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1 Comment

  1. Roger Mc Murtrie 09/01/2015 at 6:44 PM - 

    I find that much TV media makes negative comments concerning speed cameras, speed traps, etc. seeming to claim that their main purpose is revenue raising.
    Those people who are concerned that the purpose of these is for revenue raising have a simple solution: DON’T SPEED.
    As speeding cars are a danger to cyclists, I wonder if Pedal Power can lobby the media to shift their focus from negative to positive?
    Speed cameras are installed for safety reasons. Revenues are high because of irresponsible car drivers who have little respect for speed limits. Why does the media pander to these irresponsible people? (As if I didn’t know!)

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