Slow down: a sign of the times

Warning: slow down people are walking on the road

You may have seen them around Canberra. Slower Streets is being rolled out in Ainslie, Aranda, Braddon, Crace, Downer, Farrer, Garran, O’Connor, Watson, Weston and Yarralumla as part of the COVID-19 response. This has to be good for cycling. What is Slow Streets about?

“Canberra’s suburban streets are experiencing a walking and cycling boom. The ACT Government is working with local residents’ groups to encourage people to slow down and share the road with their neighbours who are walking and cycling.

With physical distancing here to stay for the foreseeable future, Slower Streets has been developed to assist people who are walking and cycling and may need to use some of the road for exercise.

Slower Streets is an initiative developed in partnership with walking and cycling groups and delivered by residential organisations and networks to encourage people to slow down and look out for their neighbours.

Slower Streets has not changed speed limits. It is just an invitation to look out for each other.

The ACT Government will provide signs and some basic guidance about how to place them.

Local residential communities can then install the signage according to local circumstances and may do additional communications about walking and cycling locally.

Slower Streets is being rolled out in Ainslie, Aranda, Braddon, Crace, Downer, Farrer, Garran, O’Connor, Watson, Weston and Yarralumla.

More suburbs are welcome to also come on board.”

Slower Streets, ACT Government, accessed 16/8/2020

Watch for bikes, Give way. Stromlo Leisure Centre, Stromlo Forest Park, Molonglo Valley
Watch for bikes, Give way. Stromlo Leisure Centre, Stromlo Forest Park, Molonglo Valley

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