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Working Toward Effective Integration of Road Safety into Major Transport Projects: Learnings from NSW

Warrington, P, Wilby, L, Ma, A, Fernandes, R, Eveleigh, M, Carlon, B

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ARSC conference 2016

EXTENDED ABSTRACT: Road safety engineering treatments play a key role in reducing serious casualties on NSW roads. Despite a recent record investment in safety infrastructure in NSW, there is an even bigger investment in major transport infrastructure projects.

The Safe System approach is widely adopted by road safety practitioners, but less widely applied to major transport projects.

This paper outlines how embedding road safety principles into major infrastructure projects is critical to achieving long-term safety benefits. It draws on collaborations such as Sydney’s light rail projects, and looks to further opportunities to reduce serious casualties as NSW continues to grow.