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Implimentation principles for 30 km/h speed limits and zones

Karndacharuk, A., McTiernan, D

Safer Roads Speed Limits Road Environment

ARSC conference 2018

In the context of the Safe System and harm minimisation approach where fatal and serious injuries are not accepted as inevitable costs of mobility in any transport system, there is an increasing need to consider implementing speed limits within the tolerance of road users, especially in urban areas with high pedestrian activity. Through a literature review, stakeholder consultation with Australia and New Zealand road transport agencies and a Safe System analysis, this paper presents the development of potential high-level principles and implementation criteria for 30 km/h speed limits and zones.