UP to 24 streets in Rosebud will be given 40kph speed limits as “part of Mornington Peninsula Shire’s efforts to improve road safety”.
This comes after a study found residential areas of Rosebud, Hastings and Dromana had the highest number of casualty crashes in the shire and the highest risk of future crashes.
Rosebud has been selected as the first township for complementary speed reductions as part of the council’s $700,000 Safer Residential Areas Project.
“It aims to reduce the number of cars using these residential streets as a thoroughfare during peak season, as well as to achieve safer speeds,” the mayor Cr Sam Hearn said.
Along with the speed reductions, other traffic calming treatments and pedestrian facilities have already been installed in Rosebud.
The McCombe Street raised intersection is due to be finished early this month.
First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 7 July 2020