Safer Roads: Greenslopes State School to Receive New School Zone Signage

Photo credit: Greenslopes State School/Facebook

As part of the Brisbane City Council’s Enhanced School Zone Signage Program, Greenslopes State School will be receiving its school zone signage by Term 1 in 2019. The new signage will reduce the speed limit along Logan Road, Greenslopes to 40km/h at peak school times.

Speed Limits in School Zones

Speed limits in school zones are part of the State Government’s Safe school travel (SafeST) program.

School zones are installed to reduce traffic speed near schools. These are identified by signages which are displayed on both approaches to the school. The signs show the speed limit and the times during which it applies.

Photo credit: Department of Transport and Main Road

Speed limits which apply include:

  • 40km/h on roads where the existing limit is 50km/h, 60km/h or 70km/h
  • 60km/h on roads where the existing limit is 80km/h
  • 60km/h or 80km/h on roads where the speed limit is 90km/h or 100km/h, depending on the amount of school-related activity on or near the road
  • 80km/h on roads where the existing limit is 110km/h.

You may learn more about the school zone speed limits on the Department of Transport and Main Road’s School Zones guidelines.

Enhanced School Zone Signage Program

BCC’s Enhanced School Zone Signage Program aims to improve road safety around schools on multi-lane roads. Council started reducing speed limits on inner-city streets to a maximum of 40 km/h in 2009.

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Greenslopes State School
School zone signage outside Greenslopes State School along Dunellan Street. Photo Credit: Google Street View

Apart from the Greenslopes State School, the following schools will receive new signages during the 2018-19 financial year:

The council has already rolled out these new signages at 42 locations across the city between July 2015 and June 2018.

To learn more about the Council’s efforts in making roads safer for the school community, you may visit the official page for Safe Roads Around Schools initiative.