The Federal Office of Road Safety has released a draft of the National Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030 for public comment:
The strategy has a headline target of halving deaths per capita by 2030, and achieving zero deaths by 2050.
As a community we no longer accept a transport system that results in death and serious injury to Australians on a daily basis.National Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030 draft
The strategy commits to Safe System and an evidence-based approach:
As actions, the strategy highlights:
- infrastructure planning and investment,
- speed management, and
- cultural change.
Supported by the Movement and Place approach, speed management is critically important: it will underpin all of the themes and be part of addressing the priority areas for this Strategy.National Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030 draft
To help position Australia to reach Vision Zero by 2050 we need cultural change. To meet this challenge, all tiers of government will work together to deliver effective policy and programs.National Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030 draft
As a federal body, the Office of Road Safety recognises the importance of local and state governments:
Streets Alive Yarra applauds the Office of Road Safety for delivering this draft. The targets are ambitious yet realistic, and based on solid foundations of ethics. To achieve the targets, all levels of government will need to collaborate to deliver significant improvements to infrastructure in our cities, including:
- 30 km/h superblocks, or Low Traffic Neighbourhoods,
- a network of protected bicycle lanes,
- a network of protected footpaths and crossings, and
- protected, level-access public transport stops.
We also agree that progress will depend on successful cultural change programs, pointing out that the above changes will deliver a more beautiful, liveable and accessible city.
Have your say
You can have your say on the draft National Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030 by making a submission.
Published 25th February 2021