Draft 40km/h and 10km/h Shared Zones Masterplan

Consultation has concluded

On 26 August 2019, Council resolved to endorse the Draft 40km/h and 10km/h Shared Zone Masterplan and Action Plan.

The benefits are not only for pedestrians, but for traffic efficiency and all road users.

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.

Benefits of 10km/h Shared Zone

  • Increases safety for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Creates a lower speed environment
  • Improves amenity without affecting access
  • Alerts drivers to a different street environment
  • Encourages a modal shift towards walking and cycling
  • Creates a more socially inclusive street environment

The Draft Masterpan and Action Plan (and accompanying Council report) and can be viewed in the document library.

HAVE YOUR SAY - submissions close 5pm, 5 November 2019

Complete the online feedback form or alternatively, send to:

Email - yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au

Mail - General Manager
North Sydney Council
PO Box 12
NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059

Background

The Masterplan and Action Plan has been developed by Council’s Traffic and Transport Operations Department to review the existing road networks in the North Sydney LGA and to identify opportunities to create a safer road environment for all road users by reducing traffic speeds.

The key objectives of this plan are to:

• Identify opportunities to implement 40km/h speed limit zones and 10km/h Shared Zones within the LGA;
• Ensure that the Master Plan and accompanying Action Plan also meets the NSW State Government's strategic objectives around road safety as per the recently released NSW Road Safety Plan 2021 which aims to reset the state’s priorities and outline the strategic direction and actions to address key road safety issues;
• Provide a foundation and framework to assist Council in allocating resources and applying for road safety funding grants such as ‘RMS 40km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area (HPAA)’, ‘Walking Communities’ programs and any other Local Government Road Safety Programs (LGRSP) that become available;
• Demonstrate that local councils are well placed to plan, implement and deliver road safety projects relevant to their communities;
• Deliver on community requests and Council’s adopted LATM action plans to reduce speed across the LGA as identified in the LATM study and Action Plans (adopted by Council in November 2017);
• Achieve the community priorities identified in North Sydney’s Transport Strategy (2017) to provide “safe travel” by reducing traffic speeds; and
• Improve safety and amenity for walking and cycling throughout the LGA.

Potential sites for implementing 40km/h speed limits and 10km/h shared zones have been identified in accordance with relevant RMS Guidelines and taking into consideration surrounding land uses. In addition, several sites have already been identified through previous studies including the LATM Action Plans adopted by Council in 2017 and other transport and planning studies. These sites have been consolidated into a single Masterplan map.

For further information call Council’s Traffic & Transport Engineer on 9936 8100.

On 26 August 2019, Council resolved to endorse the Draft 40km/h and 10km/h Shared Zone Masterplan and Action Plan.

The benefits are not only for pedestrians, but for traffic efficiency and all road users.

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.

Benefits of 10km/h Shared Zone

  • Increases safety for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Creates a lower speed environment
  • Improves amenity without affecting access
  • Alerts drivers to a different street environment
  • Encourages a modal shift towards walking and cycling
  • Creates a more socially inclusive street environment

The Draft Masterpan and Action Plan (and accompanying Council report) and can be viewed in the document library.

HAVE YOUR SAY - submissions close 5pm, 5 November 2019

Complete the online feedback form or alternatively, send to:

Email - yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au

Mail - General Manager
North Sydney Council
PO Box 12
NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059

Background

The Masterplan and Action Plan has been developed by Council’s Traffic and Transport Operations Department to review the existing road networks in the North Sydney LGA and to identify opportunities to create a safer road environment for all road users by reducing traffic speeds.

The key objectives of this plan are to:

• Identify opportunities to implement 40km/h speed limit zones and 10km/h Shared Zones within the LGA;
• Ensure that the Master Plan and accompanying Action Plan also meets the NSW State Government's strategic objectives around road safety as per the recently released NSW Road Safety Plan 2021 which aims to reset the state’s priorities and outline the strategic direction and actions to address key road safety issues;
• Provide a foundation and framework to assist Council in allocating resources and applying for road safety funding grants such as ‘RMS 40km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area (HPAA)’, ‘Walking Communities’ programs and any other Local Government Road Safety Programs (LGRSP) that become available;
• Demonstrate that local councils are well placed to plan, implement and deliver road safety projects relevant to their communities;
• Deliver on community requests and Council’s adopted LATM action plans to reduce speed across the LGA as identified in the LATM study and Action Plans (adopted by Council in November 2017);
• Achieve the community priorities identified in North Sydney’s Transport Strategy (2017) to provide “safe travel” by reducing traffic speeds; and
• Improve safety and amenity for walking and cycling throughout the LGA.

Potential sites for implementing 40km/h speed limits and 10km/h shared zones have been identified in accordance with relevant RMS Guidelines and taking into consideration surrounding land uses. In addition, several sites have already been identified through previous studies including the LATM Action Plans adopted by Council in 2017 and other transport and planning studies. These sites have been consolidated into a single Masterplan map.

For further information call Council’s Traffic & Transport Engineer on 9936 8100.

  • Before completing the submission form ensure you have viewed the draft plan in the document library.

    Privacy Statement: Any personal data captured in this submission will be stored by Council in accordance with its Privacy Statement, Privacy Management Plan, Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 and the Privacy and Personal Information and Protection Act 1998. Personal information captured will be used only for participation in this project and will not be disclosed to any third party without your written consent.

    Details of individual submissions may be made public in accordance with Part 3, Division 1, Clause 18(g) of the Government Information

    Before completing the submission form ensure you have viewed the draft plan in the document library.

    Privacy Statement: Any personal data captured in this submission will be stored by Council in accordance with its Privacy Statement, Privacy Management Plan, Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 and the Privacy and Personal Information and Protection Act 1998. Personal information captured will be used only for participation in this project and will not be disclosed to any third party without your written consent.

    Details of individual submissions may be made public in accordance with Part 3, Division 1, Clause 18(g) of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. Personal information will only be made available by application in accordance with Part 2, Division 2 - Public interest considerations - of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.


    Consultation has concluded