Road Safety Strategy
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Key strategies to improve safer roads for all road users

  1. Strengthen or embed the use of the movement and place approach in the design of safer roads, suburbs and towns;
  2. The movement and place approach will be used to take account of road function when planning road safety treatments and determining operational settings (e.g. setting speed limits);
  3. Positive provision policies for cycling and walking infrastructure irrespective of the project intent;
  4. Safer and more connected walking and cycling infrastructure;
  5. Enable the safe use of innovative mobility solutions (e-scooters);
  6. Work with local councils to design safer community and pedestrian precincts (schools, main streets, recreation and sports) using a movement and place approach;
  7. Improving pedestrian and cyclist safety when crossing arterial roads;
  8. Work with all relevant stakeholders to ensure a consistent, informed and collaborative approach to the holistic management of level crossing risks;
  9. Improved design of roads that encourage the desired behaviours in users, for example, signage and a road environment that gives a clear indication of what is ahead;
  10. Public awareness and education about safe road use;
  11. Continue to review technical roads standards and guidelines, for example traffic control devices, in the context of road safety risks and priorities, changing vehicle performance, new technologies and other new information;
  12. Develop an evidence-based model to guide maintenance investment and maximise the safety of existing road assets;
  13. Infrastructure improvements, such as signage and line marking, to facilitate the advancement of automated driving systems, electric vehicles and other technology;
  14. Monitoring and continuous improvement of road infrastructure treatments to quantify safety performance and effectiveness;
  15. Continued focus to identify high risk locations for motorcyclists and provide appropriate treatments and protection from roadside hazards;
  16. Promote the benefits of public transport to encourage mode shift to increase public transport patronage; and
  17. Improve data collection and analysis relating to walking and cycling crashes.

Specific strategies to improve the safety of regional roads are set out as part of the priority on regional and remote areas.