Have Your Say: Launceston CBD Speed Limits Under Review 

Have Your Say: Launceston CBD Speed Limits Under Review 

The City of Launceston has undertaken a review of speed limits across Launceston to ensure alignment with the Launceston Transport Strategy goals of a liveable, healthy and connected city. 

The review has focused on areas of the city where there are high levels of interaction between vehicles and with pedestrians, and crash records indicate a disproportionate number of incidents. Pedestrians are vulnerable road users and the speed of vehicles is a critical component in creating a safe environment. 

The review has identified a number of roads that warrant a speed limit reduction to better align with the use of that road – for each road the crash history and typical travel speeds have been considered to inform the review. 

A map of the proposed areas to change can be found here: https://bit.ly/3myZGgb 

The proposed reductions from 60kmh to 50kmh are: 

  • Bathurst Street 
  • Wellington Street between Cameron & Frankland Streets 
  • High Street between David & Arthur streets, East Launceston 
  • Invermay Road between Forster Street & Vermont Road, Invermay 
  • Elphin Road, Penquite Road and Hoblers Bridge Road in the vicinity of the Newstead Shopping Centre 

The proposed reductions from 50kmh to 40kmh are: 

  • Launceston CBD area bounded by Cimitiere, York, Wellington, & Tamar Streets 
  • Mowbray shopping centre, Invermay Road between Vermont Road and Haig Street 
  • Kings Meadows shopping centre, Hobart Road between Riseley Street and Opossum Road 

With speed limits are a hotly debated topic, community members are invited to provide their feedback on the proposed changes by email to contactus@launceston.tas.gov.au by Monday, May 8. 

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