We've all seen plenty of discussion about this sort of thing. And some streets implement it.
But what caught my attention the most:
One hundred crashes occurred within the new speed zone between 2012 and 2017. More than 90 per cent of the crashes involved pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.
Wow. Just wow. Talk about an over representation of vulnerable road users. For those who don't know the area, it consist of only 0.3sqkm. 300m x 1000m, plenty of cyclists and pedestrians. Not doubt more scooter riders than most parts of the country too.
The RACV has almost been a saint compared to motoring organisations interstate, but they didn't come up with this odd but true comment:
"RACV's mobility advocacy manager Dave Jones said the move was a waste of money, as average speeds on many of the streets were already close to 30km/h."
Why complain then? Surely the costs of speed signs is less than injured road users.
Sam Luck, principal of Collingwood College's primary school said the new speed would help protect more than 80 per cent of students who ride, walk or take public transport to school.
Just this year, two staff members were "knocked off" their bikes and students had "close calls" with motorists, who choose to drive on roads surrounding the school's entrance to avoid Hoddle Street.
Nice to hear that there are more and more schools where driving there is in a minority.