Brisbane CBD

CBD slows

As anticipated in our earlier post the maxium speed for cars in the CBD will be 40km/h from tomorrow. Council’s now had state govt sign-off so while Ann and Turbot remain 60km/h all other streets in the city centre will now be reduced. There’s no doubt something had to be done, with too many accidents and drivers racing through the streets. But did anyone consider more pedestrian crossings? Last week we walked across Eagle Street illegally because it was a heck of a long way to either end’s crossing. Haven’t measured it but it must be 300 metres.

How many other spots like this are there in the CBD? Cars doing 50 or 40 won’t make much difference to safety if j-walking continues.