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Safer transport for a safer community - development and implementation of the Gold Coast Road Safety Plan 2015-2020

Tilly, M

Road Safety Programs

ARSC conference 2015

The City of Gold manages over 3,000km of local roads and more than 2,000km of footpaths within the City. To ensure the provision of a safe and functional environment for all road users, the Gold Coast Road Safety Plan 2015-2020 (GCRSP) was developed, as foreshadowed in the Gold Coast City Transport Strategy 2031._x000D_

A collaborative approach underpinned the Plan's development in an effort to maximise partner capabilities and recognise inclusive, holistic approaches are more efficient and effective._x000D_

GCRSP was adopted by the Council of the City of Gold Coast on 2 April 2015, and seeks to achieve a 30% reduction in the number of serious injuries and fatalities associated with road trauma from 2010 to 2020. The Plan provides a local framework for the City to improve the safety of the transport system it owns and manages along with appropriate support for its road users. It takes into consideration our transport infrastructure, its users and the unique geographical and demographic features of the Gold Coast._x000D_

This Plan consolidates existing action, integrates complementary use of resources and identifies innovative approaches to deliver a coordinated, collaborative road safety effort. It essentially represents a "checklist" of concepts tailored to address local road safety challenges, without the need for significant levels of investment. _x000D_

This paper will provide a broad overview of the GCRSP, as well as outlining the evidence-based approach to prepare the Plan, focusing on opportunities and challenges experienced throughout the Plan's development._x000D_