Safer walking and cycling is most easily achieved by reducing traffic speed. We have known this for over a decade but do too little to curb road speeds. Here is an excellent report that is as relevant as it was in 2008.
It is not just cyclist that feel like roadkill. Motorists are mowing down peafowl in Narrabundah close to a Primary school. Will a child be next?
The introduction of intelligent street signs has slowed cars travelling 12 km/h faster than the speed limit on local streets and past schools. The signs are a reminder of the rules of the road and not speed cameras. The idea: instead of speed enforcement we learn through a social cue.
In 2015 the ACT Government released a strategy for active travel. The document is called Building an Integrated Transport Network: Active Travel but also often referred to in short as the Active Travel Framework.