Development of an investment prioritisation method for the NSW Speed Zoning Program

  • Corben, Bruce (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Logan, David (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Description

NSW has a speed zoning program with an associated annual investment of $5 million in improving safety. The program delivers on a number of funding streams including:
 proactive (CRS-initiated by crash analysis);
 proactive (RMS-initiated);
 reactive (community-initiated);
 high pedestrian activity areas (40 km/h).

Each year, the priorities of proactive projects (both RMS- and CRS-initiated) are
targeted towards reductions in death and serious injury, based on emerging trends in the crash data. For 2017/18, this is expected to comprise:
 completion of previously requested CRS reviews;
 high-speed, council-managed rural roads (80 km/h and above);
 urban arterial roads (pedestrian areas) – these are urban arterial roads with
speed limits of 60 km/h or greater;
 Highways and Main Roads (pedestrian areas) – these are State Highways/Main
Roads through country towns, where speed limits of 60 km/h or greater exist;
 potential 40 km/h zones, such as high pedestrian areas or local traffic areas.

In 2016/17, RMS completed 71 proactive reviews and 181 reactive reviews for an
expenditure of $5 million.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/04/1831/12/18