Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Launceston reviews city speed limits

City of Launceston Council has undertaken a review of speed limits across Launceston to ensure alignment with the Launceston Transport Strategy goals of a liveable, healthy and connected city.

The review has focused on areas of the city where there are high levels of interaction between vehicles and with pedestrians, and crash records indicate a disproportionate number of incidents in these areas, Council said in a statement.

“The review has identified a number of roads that warrant a speed limit reduction to better align with the use of that road. For each road the crash history and typical travel speeds have been considered to inform the review,” Council said.

The proposed reductions from 60kmh to 50kmh are:

  • Bathurst Street
  • Wellington Street between Cameron & Frankland Streets
  • High Street between David & Arthur streets, East Launceston
  • Invermay Road between Forster Street & Vermont Road, Invermay
  • Elphin Road, Penquite Road and Hoblers Bridge Road in the vicinity of the Newstead Shopping Centre

The proposed reductions from 50kmh to 40kmh are:

  • Launceston CBD area bounded by Cimitiere, York, Wellington, & Tamar Streets
  • Mowbray shopping centre, Invermay Road between Vermont Road and Haig Street
  • Kings Meadows shopping centre, Hobart Road between Riseley Street and Opossum Road.

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