Thursday, May 30, 2024

Mildura council keen to put brakes on CBD speed

Mildura Rural City Council has launched a community sentiment survey following the conclusion of a 12-month 30km/h speed limit trial in Mildura’s CBD.

The Council says the trial was implemented to deliver actions identified in the Mildura CBD Access and Mobility Strategy, which aims to create an economically vibrant and safer city centre.

Councillor for Infrastructure and Assets, Glenn Milne, encouraged residents contacted as part of the survey to share their thoughts on the new speed limit and its impacts over the past 12 months.

“We know that lower speed saves lives, with the survival rate of a person hit by a car improving from 50% at 40km/h to 90% at 30km/h,” Cr Milne said.

“Over the past few months we’ve heard anecdotal feedback regarding the change, and we’re keen to formalise this feedback over the next few months to help us determine next steps.”

Council has engaged Wallis Social Research Group to conduct the community sentiment survey, with local residents to be contacted at random via SMS or direct phone call from this week until Saturday 8 June.

The 30km/h limit will remain in place from Deakin Avenue to Pine Avenue and between Seventh Street and Tenth Street until further notice. Deakin Avenue and Seventh Street are not included.

Cr Milne said CBD traders were also being directly engaged to share their thoughts.

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