Speed limit cut for major Brisbane roads

The State’s peak motoring body has called for improved separation for vulnerable road users and motor vehicles, after it was reported speed limits on two of Brisbane’s busiest streets would be slashed.

40km speed sign

The Courier Mail reported Brisbane City Council would drop the 60kmh speed limit on Oxley Road at Corinda and Old Cleveland Road at Stones Corner down to 40 km/h from May 28, in a bid to improve pedestrian safety.

RACQ spokesperson Paul Turner said while the Club had supported a speed limit reduction to 40 km/h on Ann Street in Brisbane’s CBD, speed reductions were not an ultimate solution and called on Council to properly consider and implement separated infrastructure.

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“Prevention of serious pedestrian incidents by removing the risk is the priority,” Mr Turner said.

“In addition to looking at reduced speed limits in high pedestrian risk areas, we want to see a greater focus on safety measures such as pedestrian fencing and a review of on-street parking which would better separate pedestrians and vehicles.

“Prevention of crashes is better than having them occur at a lower speed. Separation can keep traffic flowing while also protecting pedestrians.”