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Safe System Infrastructure on Mixed Use Urban Arterials - Expression of Interest for Candidate Sites

by Australian Road Research Board on February 9, 2016

A large proportion of fatal and serious road crashes in Australia and New Zealand occur on urban arterial roads. These higher volume roads often include a mixture of different road users including pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, and cars, buses, delivery vehicles.

There are few examples demonstrating how to improve safety, consistent with the Safe System vision, on an entire corridor whilst maintaining mobility. This new project from Austroads is aimed at addressing existing gaps in effective Safe System solutions, including emerging solutions, which may be implemented on urban arterials.

Austroads is seeking sites on state- and local government-managed roads for inclusion in this project. These sites are expected to be around 200 m – 2 km in length and have a demonstrated safety problem. Routes may include:

  • strip shopping centres
  • roads with a mix of pedestrians, cyclists, public transport, cars, delivery vehicles, emergency vehicles, etc.
  • higher volume roads with pedestrian and cyclist activity.

The project team would work with successful road agencies to identify Safe System solutions, and determine the expected impact on safety and mobility from these. The project does not include the preliminary or detailed design or construction of these solutions.

Interested in participating in this project?
If you are interested in participating in this project, or would like further information, please contact the Project Manager for this work: Blair Turner, phone 03 9881 1661, or email: info@arrb.com.au