A Shared Zone is a road or network of roads where the road space is shared by vehicles and pedestrians (NSW Road Rule 24).
- All Shared Zones in NSW must display a speed limit of 10 km/h. No other speed limit is allowed.
- Drivers must give way to pedestrians at all times (NSW Road Rule 83). A ‘Shared Zone’ sign in combination with ‘Give Way to Pedestrians’ sign must be installed on each entry road into the area.
- The street environment of a Shared Zone must ensure that the drivers and pedestrians are made aware that they are entering a location that has different driving conditions.
- In Shared Zones any delineation, kerb and gutter shall be removed to enhance the sense of equality between pedestrians and vehicles, and to ensure that the Shared Zone is a road related area under NSW legislation.