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Speed limits around the Sydney light rail have been reduced to improve passenger safety, transport bosses have said.
The speed limits were introduced on December 1 but this will be the first week that many Sydneysiders returning to work will encounter the changed traffic conditions.
Speed limits on some streets have been reduced from 40km/h to 20km/h, other 70km/h speed zones have been reduced to 60km/h, while some 60km/h zones are now 50km/h.
Areas impacted include the Sydney CBD, Surry Hills, Moore Park, Centennial Park, Randwick, Kensington and Kingsford.
Speed limits will also be reduced on some roads in Surry Hills and Darlinghurst to create a consistent speed limit.
“Safety is our number one priority and we’ve introduced a lot of measures to educate the community about being safe around trams including our ‘Heads Up, Play it Safe around Light Rail’ campaign and regular engagement with community groups and schools,” a Transport for NSW spokesman said.
Speed zones around light rail route between Circular Quay and Randwick. Source: Transport for NSW.Source:Supplied
“The reduced speed limits were put in place to reflect the changed road environments around the new light rail ahead of the first passenger services starting in December, especially in areas where pedestrian activity is high.
“The speed zone reduction will help create a safer environment for all road users as well as improve consistency on the road network for people heading towards and away from the CBD and the eastern suburbs
This article first appeared on www.news.com.au
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