A Sandon Point resident wants some speed limits cut to as low as 30km/h as a trial.
Lena Huda had lived overseas and had seen lower speed limits in action.
"When I moved here I was very surprised by the high speed limits in my area," Ms Huda said.
"We have 50km/h in the residential area at Sandon Point. Before, I lived in Germany and the UK and such areas would always been the equivalent of 30km/h."
A lower speed limit, she said, would also make it safer for other road users like pedestrians and cyclists as their survival rates in an accident fall sharply as speed limits increase.
"With social distancing being practiced on public transport, people need to be able to walk and cycle safely rather than choosing to drive which can cause mass congestion on the roads," she said.
"On the Princes Highway and Memorial Drive, you don't change those limits. But pretty much most of the other roads, you make them 30km/h and then kids could cycle and walk to school.
"In most case it would only add around one minute to your journey."
While residential areas are under the control of Wollongong City Council, a spokeswoman said it did not have the authority to lower speed limits.
The spokeswoman said the "default urban speed limit" was 50km/h.
"Where we may consider changing the default speed are in high pedestrian areas like Balgownie Road, Balgownie, where there is the shopping precinct, and school speed zones," the spokeswoman said.
"These are considered on a case-by-case basis as opposed to having set criteria to be met.
"Any plans to make changes to these areas would need to be reviewed, and approved, by Transport for NSW."
The spokeswoman said reducing speed limits wasn't the only solution.
"Reducing speed limits is one way to potentially improve road safety, but is one of a range of complementary options that support better driver, cyclist and pedestrian behaviours," she said.
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