UN Global Road Safety Week
May 17, 2021
Today is the start of UN Global Road Safety Week. The ‘Streets for Life’ campaign calls for lower speed limits, focusing on creating safe, healthy, green and liveable streets.
As project advisory professionals in the infrastructure sector, we are driven by the desire to improve people’s lives and their communities. We are lucky enough to be working on many city-shaping projects that will enhance urban amenity, reduce congestion, and make streets safer. A few highlights:
North East Link – 15,000 trucks a day off local roads, 25km new/upgraded walking and cycle paths, more signalised crossings
WestConnex – Taking roads underground, improving air quality, freeing up 18ha new open space and 23km cycle and walkways
Warringah Freeway – Enabler for future Western Harbour Tunnel which will reduce congestion, noise and emissions and take trucks off local roads
North-South Corridor T2D – Around 60% underground, improving safety, unlocking opportunities for urban renewal and reducing congestion
UN Global Road Safety Week is an opportunity to celebrate this positive change and shine a light on the UN’s Decade of Action for Road Safety, which targets preventing at least 50% of road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030.