Speed limits across many of Adelaide’s eastern suburbs could drop down to 40km/h under a plan being considered by Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Council.

According to The Advertiser, Councillors have voted in favour of investigating the council-wide speed limit change, following a roll-out of the reduced speed limit through some of the council area last year.

The council previously rejected the idea of a blanket 40km/h speed limit four years ago.

The last time the idea was floated, the council conducted a survey that found more than two-thirds of respondents were content with the existing speed limits throughout the area.

However, safety of pedestrians and cyclists is thought to be leading the push, with Beulah Road’s transformation into a “bicycle boulevard” to be completed this year.

The council’s urban planning and environment general manager Carlos Buzetti, however, warned the council that looking into the change now, during the COVID-19 pandemic is premature, with so much traffic off the roads.