The Transport Safety Strategy 2016-26 (pdf, 4MB) is a 10 year strategy to provide safe travel for the whole community and achieve a goal of zero fatalities and serious injuries on Moonee Valley roads.
Why do we need a Transport Safety Strategy?
Over the last ten years, 2,474 people were involved in road trauma in Moonee Valley. 28 were killed, 759 sustained serious injuries and 1,687 suffered other injuries.
All of them have a family, friends and are part of a community. That’s why it’s important we do everything we can to avoid these tragedies happening into the future.
What you told us
To develop this strategy, we consulted widely during the 'Keep Moonee Valley Moving' campaign late in 2015 and this is what we found out.
Road safety issues important to you:
| People using phones while driving
| Dangerous drivers
| Lack of cycle lanes
| Location of pedestrian crossings
| Condition of footpaths
| Condition of roads
| Location of traffic lights
| Too many speed bumps
| Drunk / drug driving
| School crossings
| Speed limits too fast
| Speed limits too slow
| Not enough speed bumps
You think we should focus on:
- Behaviour change (48%)
- Public education (42%)
- Enforcement of rules (38%)
- Partnerships (32%)
Ways to help seniors feel safe:
- 61% want better footpath surfaces
- 50% want better lighting
- 48% want alternative transport options
- 38% want wider footpaths
29% support speed limits in residential streets being reduced to 40km.
What is the vision of this strategy?
To provide safe travel for the whole community by adopting the Safe System approach.
This approach will prioritise safe people, safe speeds, safe vehicles and safe roads and will assist us to achieve our goal of zero fatalities and serious injuries within Moonee Valley.
The plan recognises that we’re all in this together and seeks to build greater partnerships within the community, other levels of government and industry to reach our ambitious target of zero fatalities.
What will the strategy commit Council to doing?
- embrace the Safe Systems approach
- build on the success of previous initiatives
- focus on the biggest problem area, locations with the highest crash risk and address emerging issues
- work in partnership with other councils, citizens, civic organisations and schools and industry and private sector
- only accept safe developments, projects, designs and construction
- reduce the real and perceived risks for sustainable travel
- make our streets a place to enjoy, live and bring our community together
What initiatives came out of the previous Road Safety Plan?
The Road Safety Plan (2010-2014) was successful in delivering some of the following initiatives:
- Better Moves Around Schools program
- free child restraint fitting days
- L2P and DriveLink programs
- Infrastructure improvement works including new and improved pedestrian crossings, raised paths, public lighting projects, safety improvements in parks – including major park upgrades, roundabout and intersection improvements
- Less Selfie. More Safety. campaign