Suburban streets could become like 24-hour school zones under a City of Sydney plan to make roads safer for cyclists and pedestrians by dropping the speed limit to 40km/h.
The council will ask the Roads and Traffic Authority to cut the speed limit on all local roads in three suburbs - Newtown, Camperdown and Darlington - a move crash experts say could reduce the frequency and severity of cycling accidents if applied across the city.
''As more people walk and cycle to work, the potential for conflict between pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicles increases,'' a council spokeswoman said.
''Evidence shows travelling at lower speeds improves a driver's ability to stop and avoid crashes.''
Rest here - http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/putt ... -z3py.html Also has a good video of Shydney SharedPath Shenanigans (Shorry).
Good to have a cyclist as Premier... perhaps?