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40km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area installation in Newtown and surrounds

Transport for NSW is installing a 40km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area in Newtown and surrounds to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians.

This work includes the existing 60 km/h speed limit along the Princes Highway (Route 1) near St Peter Station, 50 km/h speed limit along King Street (Princes Highway, Route 1), Enmore Road (Route 167), Wilson Street, and Erskineville Road, Swanson Street and Copeland Street (Route 193) in Sydney be reduced to a new 40 km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area.

For more information about road safety, go to the Centre for Road Safety website.

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MAY 2021

MAY 2021Our work

Our work needs to be carried out at night to minimise traffic disruption and reduce safety risks to workers and motorists. We plan to work for up to five nights per week whilst we carry out the work, weather and work site, conditions permitting.

There will be temporary lane closures and traffic lights at intersections may be switched off during our work hours to ensure the work area is safe for road users and workers. When signals are out traffic controllers will be in place to direct traffic.

There may also be partial closure of footpath in the work area and alternative path will be provided. Please keep to speed limits and follow signs and traffic controllers' directions.

For the latest traffic updates, call 132 701, visit the Live Traffic NSW website or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

High Pedestrial Activity road sign

Project information

Transport Network and Safety Services has undertaken a comprehensive review of the speed limit in accordance with the NSW Speed Zoning Guidelines. The speed zone recommendation is based on crash history, traffic characteristics and roadside environment. Itis expected to bring road safety benefits to all road users in this area.

There were a total of 221 recorded crashes from 1 June 2015 to 30 June 2020 in Sydney's inner west - 59 resulted in serious injury, 48 involved pedestrians and 15 where speeding was a contributing factor.

This work includes the existing 60 km/h speed limit along the Princes Highway (Route 1) near St Peter Station, 50 km/h speed limit along King Street (Princes Highway, Route 1), Enmore Road (Route 167), Wilson Street, and Erskineville Road, Swanson Street and Copeland Street (Route 193) in Sydney be reduced to a new 40 km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area.

The benefits include:

  • improved road safety
  • improved pedestrian safety
  • safe access and enjoyment of the urban village atmosphere of the local restaurants, cafes and the many shopping experiences
  • reduced crash incidents

Map of 40km/h zone

Map of 40km/h zone

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about the project please contact us at:

Centre for Road Safety

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