Parkes CBD's 40km/h speed zones have been extended

REDUCE SPEED: The High Pedestrian Activity Area (HPAA) 40km/h speed zones around Parkes' busiest streets have been extended this week. Photo: Christine Little
REDUCE SPEED: The High Pedestrian Activity Area (HPAA) 40km/h speed zones around Parkes' busiest streets have been extended this week. Photo: Christine Little

Parkes' CBD is set to be safer for pedestrians and motorists, with its High Pedestrian Activity Area (HPAA) 40km/h speed zone extended from this week.

A review of the existing speed zones has recommended extending the 40km/h HPAA speed limits on Clarinda, Welcome and Cecile streets to improve safety for all road users.

"The 40 km/h HPAA zone has now been extended in conjunction with Parkes Shire Council's Main Street Revitalisation Project and new multipurpose centre," NSW Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway said.

"This is a win for both the community of Parkes and visitors because it will improve safety for all road users in the centre of town.

"Clarinda, Welcome and Cecile streets are in the busiest part of Parkes, and are filled with local businesses, cafes and shops where residents and visitors meet.

"Many parts of Parkes CBD are already a 40km/h HPAA, and the extension of the lowered speed limits will mean pedestrians can more safely enjoy their day in town."

The proposed changes will see the existing 50km/h speed zones reduced to 40km/h on Clarinda Street for 80 metres north of the Short Street intersection and Welcome Street for 160 metres north of the Short Street intersection.

While Cecile Street will be extended for 15 metres west of the Welcome Street intersection.

The new speed limit took effect on Wednesday and road users are asked to keep an eye-out for the changes, and follow the directions of signs.

Members of the community can sign-up at the Safer Roads NSW website to receive updates about changes to permanent speed limits in their nominated area and to have a say on speed limits.

For more information visit https://www.saferroadsnsw.com.au

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