40km/h zone rollout confusion

Belconnen Town Centre has been trialling 40 km/h zones for over two years. The rollout to other town centre is causing confusion as commuters notice the changes.

Announcement from the Chief Minister

After less than a week, the speed cameras on Barry Drive had everybody talking.

As part of the staged implementation of the new speed limits, the existing road safety cameras on Northbourne Avenue and Barry Drive were adjusted on Monday 21 June to capture traffic in the 40 km/h zone.

In the 48 hours since the cameras were adjusted to capture traffic, around 5,000 motorists were identified as travelling above the speed limit.

Chris Steel, MLA Tara Cheyne, MLA. Canberrans reminded to slow down as over 5,000 motorists identified speeding in City 40km/h zones in 48 hours – Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate, accessed 28 June 2021

“40 km/h zones have been expanded to help make roads safer for the growing number of pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users in the city precinct”

Chris Steel, MLA Tara Cheyne, MLA. Canberrans reminded to slow down as over 5,000 motorists identified speeding in City 40km/h zones in 48 hours – Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate, accessed 28 June 2021

“A lower speed limit reflects the changed function of roads in the CBD/Braddon area. There are more pedestrians crossing roads like Northbourne Avenue and vehicles must slow down to reduce the risk of a serious accident”

Chris Steel, MLA Tara Cheyne, MLA. Canberrans reminded to slow down as over 5,000 motorists identified speeding in City 40km/h zones in 48 hours – Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate, accessed 28 June 2021

40 km/h zones in town centres

40 km/h zones are becoming more common in the ACT.

The ACT Government has introduced 40 kilometre per hour speed limits in areas of high pedestrian and cyclist activity to improve safety for all road users.

These speed limits are in effect at the town centres in BelconnenCity/BraddonGungahlinTuggeranong and Woden. They are also in effect at a number of group centres including Amaroo, Calwell, Casey, Charnwood, Chisholm, Conder, Curtin, Dickson, Erindale, Hawker, Jamison, Kaleen, Kambah, Kingston, Kingston Foreshore, Kippax, Manuka, Mawson, Wanniassa and Weston.

Traffic management, TCCS, ACT Government, accessed 28 June 2021.
Belconnen 40 km/h zone
Belconnen 40 km/h zone
Civic 40 km/h zone
Civic 40 km/h zone
Gungahlin 40 km/h zone
Gungahlin 40 km/h zone
Tuggeranong 40 km/h zone
Tuggeranong 40 km/h zone
Woden 40 km/h zone
Woden 40 km/h zone
Kingston Foreshore 40 km/h zone
Kingston Foreshore 40 km/h zone

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