A number of streets in Civic, Braddon and Tuggeranong will have their speed limits reduced as part of an expansion to the Territory’s 40km/h speed zones.

The decision has been made by the ACT Government in a bid to improve pedestrian safety and movement within existing business precincts.

Transport Minister, Chris Steel said the change will help to reflect the evolution of the city’s centre’s

“For example, the City and Braddon have changed remarkably in the past decade to become hubs for dining, cultural events, residents and public transport.”

“This speed limit change will also support business by providing safer, more accessible places to visit, meet shop or dine.” He added.

Roads affected by the change include:

Civic & Braddon

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  • Sections of Barry Drive and Cooyong Street
  • Northbourne Avenue between McKay Street to Vernon Circle
  • A large section of the Braddon commercial precinct

Tuggeranong

  • Anketell Street from Athllon Drive to Pitman Street
  • Eileen Good Street and Cowlishaw Street
  • A section of Reed Street

The latest expansion to the number of 40km/h roads in the Territory comes after the reduced speed limits were introduced into each town and group centre across Canberra back in 2015.

Works will also be carried out for the development of a new 40km/h precinct along the Kingston Foreshore later this year.

Leading into the 2021 winter period, a new 40km/h precinct will also be developed in the Kingston Foreshore area.

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This new safety zone will include Eastlake Parade, Trevillian Quay, Giles Street, sections of Printers Way, Eyre Street, Honeysett View and Kerridge Street.

Mr Steel also hinted at further roads across the Territory being included in the future.

“We will continue to review the use of 40km/h zones to improve safety as Canberra continues to grow, and as the function of our streets continues to change.”