Brisbane City Council has announced that speeds along one of the city's busiest commuter thoroughfares will be permanently reduced from next week, following recommendations from a Pedestrian Safety Review.
From Monday November 5, the speed limit on Ann Street, from Creek Street to the Riverside Expressway will be lowered from 60km/hr to 40km/hr, after a number of pedestrian safety issues were identified.
In the past five years, there have been 10 serious incidents involving pedestrians on the busy stretch, with speed being a contributing factor.
"Council is committed to getting Brisbane pedestrians and motorists home quicker and safer, however, recent pedestrian-related incident have revealed the need for safety improvements at a number of sites across the city and suburbs," Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said.
"During Council's Move Safe Brisbane survey, this section of Ann Street was pinpointed with pedestrian safety issues on around 40 occasions."
High-visibility electronic billboards will be installed this week to notify motorists about the upcoming speed limit change.