City streets to see reduction in speed limit
Multiple streets will see the speed limit dropped by 10 kilometres per hour in an effort t make the roads safer.
Tamworth Regional Council announced that as part of ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian safety in the Tamworth CBD, the speed limit in a number of streets will be reduced to 40 km/h.
The move is in line with Roads and Maritime Services recommendations for High Pedestrian Activity Zones.
It is the final stage of works for the zone, previous works included the new medians, line markings, new pedestrian crossings and lighting, and kerb blisters throughout the CBD. The streets where the speed limit will change are:
The new 40km/h speed zones will come into effect on February 17. Signage and pavement markings will be installed over the next two weeks.
Drivers are advised to take extra care and obey the new lower speed limit A High Pedestrian Activity Zone is created where there is a high number of pedestrian traffic commonly near shopping strips, railways stations and bus interchanges.
It is done by installing a range of traffic calming devices on roadways to manage vehicle speed and then the formal reduction of the speed limit with the installation of 40km/h signage.