Pedestrian Power

While Toronto city councillors discuss reducing the speed limits on our streets, Hobart, on the Australian island province of Tasmania has also taken steps towards lowering speed limits and promoting safety for more vulnerable street users, namely pedestrians.

On October 2, 2009 a mass pedestrian crossing was staged to show that insufficient time is given to pedestrians crossing at a major intersection. The combination of reduced speed limits and longer crossing times would work towards increasing safety.
The photo at the top of this post is of of a reduced speed limit on Collins Street in Hobart.
Photo and video via Healthy Transport Hobart

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