Webinar: Integrating Safe System with Movement and Place for Vulnerable Road Users

Date: Thursday, 26 March 2020
Location: Online, 1:00pm AEDT
Organiser: Austroads
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This webinar will present guidance on opportunities to integrate Safe System design and operation with Movement and Place for vulnerable road users, in particular pedestrians and cyclists.

The Movement and Place Framework is increasingly used to guide transport planning to improve integration and customer outcomes, and support a range of user groups. Work is already underway in some jurisdictions to integrate Safe System principles and treatments within the Movement and Place Framework to safely cater for all road users and enable more proactive and lasting road safety benefits. This is particularly important for the liveability of places and vibrant streets, where greater numbers of pedestrians and cyclists gather. They are inherently more vulnerable in crashes and, in some environments, highly exposed to the risk of crashes.

Road designers and system operators are encouraged to apply the guidance when designing new or redesigning existing roads and streets, and when making decisions about how  roads and streets will operate.

You’ll learn about:

  • the basic elements of the evolving Movement and Place concept and the importance of better integration
  • the importance of supporting safe and active urban travel in a number of combinations of Place and Movement
  • ways to assess alignment of alternative design forms with Safe System principles
  • measures that contribute to reduced crash and/or injury risk and that meet Safe System principles for pedestrians and cyclists for a range of Movement and Place settings
  • a process to integrate Safe System within the Movement and Place Framework for pedestrians and cyclists.

Join in a live Q&A with our presenter to have your questions answered.

Presented by Dr Bruce Corben

Following 20 years as a road safety practitioner, Bruce was a research academic at MUARC between 1993 and 2013. His research interests included the safety of pedestrians, motorcyclists, roadsides and intersections, through infrastructure design and speed management, as well as strategy development and target-setting. A strong research theme involves innovative solutions based on world’s best practice. Bruce’s work has found practical application at national and state levels, guiding best-practice infrastructure investment and developing high-impact road safety strategies. After 20 years as an academic, Bruce established Corben Consulting with the aim of taking road safety practice to ambitious new levels.

No charge but registration is essential.

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