Kirribilli & Milsons Point HPAA
Council was successful in gaining funding under the Transport for NSW (TfNSW) Safe Speeds in High Pedestrian Activity and Local Areas Program for the Kirribilli and Milsons Point 40km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area (HPAA) with traffic calming devices.
Due to the outcomes of consultation, the project was split into two stages:
- Stage 1 construction works are complete. These works included the construction of 11 speed calming devices: 4 flush and 2 raised road threshold treatments, 4 continuous footpath treatments, and 1 raised pedestrian crossing.
- Stage 2 includes 5 raised pedestrian crossings.
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This will make the area safer and more attractive for residents and visitors.
The map below shows the location of the new speed calming devices, Stage 1 in PINK and Stage 2 in BLUE.
40km/h signage will be installed at completion of construction works for stage 2.
Enquiries regarding this should be directed to the Council’s Project Manager, Diana Mejia on 9936 8100 or Diana.Mejia@northsydney.nsw.gov.au.
Benefits of 40km/h speed limits
Travelling at lower speeds improves driver’s ability to stop at a safer distance to avoid crashes, otherwise reduce the severity of a crash.
Statistics show that there was a 33% reduction in crashes causing serious injuries and deaths between 2005 and 2015 where 40km/h zones have been introduced. These zones include busy shopping precincts and neighbourhoods.
Lower speed limits contribute to improved network efficiency on key travel routes by reducing the number of crashes and associated delays.