Designing for 30km/h streets: can we do it in WA?

Towards Zero is the State Government’s road safety strategy for 2008-2020. Speed is at the core of the road safety problem. It affects both the risk of being involved in a crash and, more importantly, the subsequent outcomes should a crash occur. It is this role in creating a safe liveable place within residential WA that Neighbourhood Streets provide a valuable focus for a road safety intervention that is low cost and yet promises considerable benefits for road safety, neighbourhood amenity, public health and the community at large. Reducing the speed limit on residential roads from the default metropolitan 50km/h to a slower and safer speed will assist in reducing the number of fatalities occurring within speed zones at 50km/h or less and will reduce the percentage of vehicles exceeding speed limits, resulting in a reduced number of fatal and critically injured crashes involving pedestrians and cyclists.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 26p
  • Monograph Title: AITPM National Traffic and Transport Conference, 24-27 August 2018, Perth

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01704338
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 2 2019 2:21PM