ACT Road Safety Grants Fund

The ACT Government has a fund for road safety programs, education and awareness campaigns, audits, research and feasibility studies. This is a clever way to improve road safety in the ACT.

Grants have been awarded for:

  • reducing aggressive driving
  • cyclist black spots
  • minimum passing
  • heavy vehicle driver training
  • children’s road safety
  • learn to ride

More information regarding the fund can be found on the TCCS website (Road Safety Grants Fund – City Services).

“ACT Road Safety Fund Grants Program Funding is available for a range of activities including road safety programs and rehabilitation services, road safety education and public awareness campaigns, research, road safety audits and feasibility studies into road design and construction.”

Road Safety Grants Fund – City Services, accessed 28 February 2021.
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Current grants

“Video capture and analysis of cyclists using infrastructure in the ACT through machine learning

Centre for Automotive Safety Research

$49,500

Trial a method of using video surveillance, augmented with machine learning, to automate the detection of cyclists to enable a greater understanding of how cyclists utilise transport network infrastructure and as a potential road safety tool.”

Road Safety Grants Fund – City Services, accessed 28 February 2021.

“Evaluation of the Reducing Aggressive Driving (RAD) program for young drivers

Monash University Accident Research Centre

$66,200

Evaluate the immediate and long-term outcomes of the RAD program, focusing on changes in knowledge, attitudes and behaviour.”

Road Safety Grants Fund – City Services, accessed 28 February 2021.

“Canberra community slow ride

Pedal Power ACT

$25,000

Promote awareness of the minimum passing distance laws and vulnerable road user safety (in collaboration with ACT Policing)”

Road Safety Grants Fund – City Services, accessed 28 February 2021.

“Enhancing the young pedestrians’ perceived risk of distraction

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

$41,532

Design posters and brochures with messages aimed to increase secondary school children’s risk perception and consequence awareness of distraction while crossing the road.”

Road Safety Grants Fund – City Services, accessed 28 February 2021.

“Identifying the pedestrian and cyclist crash black spots in the ACT road network

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

$27,386

Use Geographical Information Systems and Kernel Density Estimation to identify the spatial patterns of accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists on ACT roads.”

Road Safety Grants Fund – City Services, accessed 28 February 2021.
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Previous recipients

Amy Gillett Foundation

Heavy Vehicle Awareness Online Education Program

$43,182

Training program design to reduce risks to cyclists posed by heavy vehicles.”

“Any individual, community or private organisation, university or government entity may apply for funding. There is no limit on the number of applications that can be submitted by an individual or organisation.”

Road Safety Grants Fund – City Services, accessed 28 February 2021.

Centre for Automotive Safety Research

An evaluation of bicycle passing distances in the ACT

$52,690

Redesign and improve a device that can measure passing distances of motor vehicles, and test with 20 participants to investigate compliance with safe cycling laws in various locations.”

Road Safety Grants Fund – City Services, accessed 28 February 2021.

Cyclabilities

Learn to ride and road safety program for children with additional needs

$60,000

Establish a pilot program for teaching road safety and cycling skills to children with additional needs. ”

Road Safety Grants Fund – City Services, accessed 28 February 2021.

Monash University Accident Research Centre

The RAD program: Reducing Aggressive Driving in young people

$62,963

A behaviour change program aimed at reducing aggression in younger drivers.”

Road Safety Grants Fund – City Services, accessed 28 February 2021.

Pedal Power ACT

Defensive Cycling

$43,270.90

Pedal Power will work with Ascent Training to develop and pilot a defensive cycling course which will provide cyclists with techniques to improve their safety when riding on city streets.

Road Safety Grants Fund – City Services, accessed 28 February 2021.

Pedal Power ACT

Minimum Passing Distance Mats

$4,622.75

Four larger printed mats will provide a life scale visual representation of the minimum passing distance. ”

Road Safety Grants Fund – City Services, accessed 28 February 2021.

Queensland University of Technology

Sharing the road with cyclists in the ACT

$48,639

A project to test educational approaches in the ACT that can potentially improve road user attitudes and reduce aggression toward cyclists.”

Road Safety Grants Fund – City Services, accessed 28 February 2021.

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

Evaluating the impact of age and gender on spatial and temporal distribution of pedestrian crashes

$18,720

Identify spatial and temporal distributions of vehicle-pedestrian crashes for different pedestrian age groups and gender types in ACT to assist in applying more effective safety strategies and plans to decrease the vehicle pedestrian crash frequency and severity in ACT. ”

Road Safety Grants Fund – City Services, accessed 28 February 2021.

Swinburne University

Road Empathy: Understanding and evaluating campaigns for behaviour change in young drivers and VRUs

$48,188

A project to develop a campaign, targeting people between 18 – 25, to encourage shared responsibility for road safety, by encouraging drivers to share the road.”

Road Safety Grants Fund – City Services, accessed 28 February 2021.
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