Painting a different picture of managing speed: the effectiveness of street murals
Keywords: Community Programs, Speed, Speeding & Travel Speeds
Submission Date: 2019
The Roopena Street, Ingle Farm South Australia road murals were developed in partnership with community, Salisbury Council and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure as a ‘Living Neighbourhoods’ project, in response to speeding issues identified on the local street. Road murals are intended to modify driver behaviour by creating visual cues that alert the driver they are entering a different precinct. A longitudinal study has considered skid resistance, lessons learned, findings and recommendations. This alternative approach to managing speed was found to reduce both the speeds travelled and the number of vehicles exceeding the speed limit on Roopena Street.