Expanded 30 km/h zone

Great news – the City of Yarra has expanded the 30 km/h zone in Fitzroy and Collingwood.

Council statement. Image credit: City of Yarra.

Streets Alive Yarra was at the launch and made this video:

The expanded zone now extends south to Victoria Parade:

Previous zone (yellow) and new area (blue). Image credit: City of Yarra.

The expansion was supported by the editorial in The Age on November 22nd 2023 (print edition), after the relevant Council vote:

The state government should approve the expansion of the City of Yarra’s 30m/h trial zone and then follow NSW’s decision to add 30 km/h to its speed limit guidelines so it can be used beyond just trials, where appropriate.

The Age Editorial November 22, 2023
Editorial in the print edition. Image credit: The Age.

The Age covered the expansion of the 30 km/h zone:

Image credit: The Age

The online article contained quotes from Streets Alive Yarra:

Image credit: The Age
Image credit: The Age

The 30 km/h zone was supported by the Legislative Assembly Economy and Infrastructure Committee’s report into the safety of vulnerable road users:

Recommendation for 30 km/h. Image credit: State Government.

Our view

The expanded 30 km/h zone is wonderful news because it will help deliver a more beautiful, liveable, and accessible city, with streets that are safe for people walking or biking. It aligns with our policy that the City of Yarra should be covered by 30 km/h Low Traffic Neighbourhoods that are linked by a network of protected bike lanes.

Published 11th May 2024