As part of the ongoing redevelopment of Hornsby’s west side, Hornsby Shire Council and the Roads and Maritime Services have joined together to introduce a 40km/h speed limit on some roads in an effort to improve road safety.
This new speed zone is an important stage in the creation of a pleasant pedestrian-friendly environment in the west side of Hornsby’s town centre so that visitors can enjoy the area’s shops, cafes and attractions safely.
“With the popular new Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre located on Peats Ferry Road along with a strip of cafes, the west side has a lot of pedestrians and this new speed limit will help create a safer, more relaxed environment,” Hornsby Mayor Steve Russell said.
“I encourage everyone to look for the new signs, take care to drive at the 40km/h speed limit and watch out for pedestrians to improve safety in Hornsby’s west side.”
Lower speeds allow a driver to stop sooner and avoid colliding with a pedestrian – a pedestrian hit by a vehicle travelling at 40km/h has twice the chance of surviving than if hit at 50km/h.
The 40km/h speed limit will be signposted on Peats Ferry Road, Coronation Street, Dural Street, Dural Lane, William Street, Ashley Lane, High Street, Station Street and Jersey Lane.
The new speed limit is enforceable and normal enforcement procedures will apply.