The Heart Foundation and partners have long been advocating for slower speeds. Many councils in South Australia have now gone to 40km/h on suburban streets.
The Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure have just released their new "Speed Limit Guidelines for South Australia".
The guidelines provide a statewide set of principles and factors to consider when setting speed limits including pedestrian and cyclist activity.
The new policy also allows councils to lower speed limits without consulting residents.
This will overcome some of the push back from residents.
Ultimately it's about pedestrian safety, and we hope to see lower speed limits in our neighbourhoods and wherever we see high pedestrian activity.
See Movement Networks for more evidence about creating pedestrian friendly neighbourhoods.