Why was this area chosen?

As outlined in the Smart Move Strategy, Adelaide City Council intends over time to calm traffic in the city to create a city with great streets and places for people that is safer and easier to access for all users.  

Hutt Street was selected for the trial as it is a local main street for the community; it has shops, restaurants, cafes and a range of community and social services and facilities; all of which service the south-east community and visitors.


What are the benefits of a 40km/h zone?

A 40km/h speed limit and calm street environment

  • Makes a place more people-friendly. It invites people to stay and enjoy their surroundings and increases activity, health and well-being, as well as a sense of community.
  • Reduces noise on the street, encouraging greater use of the outdoors.
  • Fosters increased levels of leisure and commercial activity, which strengthens the local economy. It’s a concept other Australian cities, such as Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, have already embraced.
  • Helps to boost local trade. Research shows that making a place better for walking and cycling can boost trade by up to 40%.*
  • Improves road safety for all road users, especially pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users:
  • The elderly benefit from slower traffic, giving them enough time to cross the road.
  • It helps get kids on their bikes to ride to school and makes it safer for them to play outside.
  • It can make it easier for drivers to find car parks and to stop when they find a great shop they’d like to visit.
*The pedestrian pound. The business case for better streets and places, Ellis Lawler, Living Streets, 2013.

How do I provide my feedback?

There are a number of ways you can provide your feedback:

Feedback Form
Complete the Feedabck Form (online or hard copy) in this consultation pack. It is Council’s policy that for a formal submission to be received it must include your name and residential address. Feedback Forms and written submissions will be provided to Council in a publically available document. For the purposes of the survey analysis we cannot accept ‘anonymous’ submissions or those without a confirmed residential address.   

Attend a Public Information Session – meet with a staff member
A member of the project team will be available to answer your questions and discuss any concerns you may have at the times below:

Hutt Street Library, 235 Hutt Street, Adelaide.  Session times are:

  • Wednesday 30 April, 9am to 12 noon
  • Tuesday 6 May, 2pm to 5pm
  • Tuesday 13 May, 5pm to 8pm

If these times or the location aren’t convenient, please telephone Deana Scheerhoorn on 8203 7698 to make alternative arrangements.

Online/Website
Use the online Feedback Form to provide your feedback and comments. Alternatively comments and written submissions can be emailed to yoursay@adelaidecitycouncil.com

Written Submissions
All written submissions must be received by 5pm, 30 May 2014 and should be addressed to:
Community Consultation
40km/h Trial Hutt Street and South-East Precinct
GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001

What happens to my feedback?

Council staff will review and consider all comments and feedback received, before determining the next steps and the trial’s potential future. Staff will also consider the outcomes of the 40km/h pre and post-trial studies (traffic speeds, travel times, traffic volumes, noise and street user perception surveys).

A report with recommendations will be presented to Council in August 2014, where a final decision will be made regarding the future of the 40km/h speed trial.


What is the area covered by the trial?

The 40km/h speed trial limit applies along Hutt Street from its intersection with Flinders Street to South Terrace, and within the area bounded by East Terrace and South Terrace and Wakefield Road, excepting Wakefield Road (refer to the area map).


Is lowering the speed limit about revenue raising?

No, it’s about putting people and their safety first. It’s about improving the walkability and liveability of the city. The Adelaide City Council aims to build a road environment in which motorists feel encouraged to reduce their vehicle speeds without penalty, thus positively contributing to the environment.


Who do I contact for more information?

Please contact:

Deana Scheerhoorn
Transport Strategy Statistics and Support Officer
Phone: 8203 7698
Email: d.scheerhoorn@adelaidecitycouncil.com