Central Geelong 40km/h speed zone

The Central Geelong 40km/h speed zone commenced in May 2017 and plays an important role in making our city’s streets a safe and user-friendly environment for everyone – particularly bikes and pedestrians.

We support the TAC’s Towards Zero vision, which aims to reduce the number and severity of crashes and injuries to zero.

As humans, we make mistakes and our bodies aren’t equipped to tolerate the forces involved in common crashes, so it’s important we design the road network to maximise safety. Speed plays a significant role in this. 

156 crashes have occurred in the last five years within the proposed 40km/hr speed zone. 28% of the crashes resulted in people being seriously injured. Almost 400 people were involved in crashes within Central Geelong - our family, our friends, our work colleagues.

The Central Geelong 40km/hr speed zone will:

  • create streets that are safe for everyone

  • improve access and safety for pedestrians and people on bikes

  • increase pedestrian priority

  • improve efficiency of traffic movement and

  • ensure everyone understands the traffic speeds ‘within the grid’.

The speed zone is bordered by, but does not include, Latrobe Terrace, McKillop Street, Swanston Street and extends to the foreshore. The new speed limits operate 24 hours per day.

Page last updated: Thursday, 2 November 2017