A Shared Zone is a road or network of roads where the road space is shared safely by vehicles and pedestrians. There may be no road lines, kerb or gutter in a Shared Zone to show that pedestrians and vehicles are equal. Drivers must travel at a lower speed to better able to control their vehicles and safely avoid impact with other road users.
Important things to know about a Shared Zone.
- The maximum speed limit is always 10 km/h.
- Drivers must give way to pedestrians at all times.
- A Shared Zone looks different. Look for signs such as the ones below.
- Vehicles can only stop in a Shared Zone if they obey the parking signs and park in marked bays, if they are provided.