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Managing vulnerable road user safety in urban environments during construction of major transport infrastructure projects
Australia is experiencing an unprecedented infrastructure boom in its largest capital cities through the construction of major transport infrastructure projects. Delivering these projects involves a significant logistics task of transporting millions of tonnes of excavated spoil and construction materials throughout urban road environments using heavy vehicles. Introducing heavy vehicle traffic to road environments shared by popular urban modes of transport such as cycling and walking has the potential to increase road safety risks. This paper provides an overview of the safe systems approach developed on two major transport infrastructure projects to manage road safety during construction.