Our Pedestrian Safety Action Plan has been developed using evidence based on research and road safety data. The plan supports the goals of the NSW Road Safety Strategy 2012-2021 to reduce deaths and serious injuries by at least 30 per cent.
With little to protect them, pedestrians face a higher risk of injury or death in a crash. In 1960 there was a peak of 367 pedestrian deaths, making up more than a third of all road deaths in NSW that year.
In 2013, 42 pedestrians were killed on NSW roads. Our plan includes actions to:
- Trial new countdown timers on busy Sydney, Parramatta and Chatswood CBD streets
- Develop pedestrian friendly signal phasing so that default green lights are installed in high pedestrian activity areas
- Finish targeted safety work under the Safer Roads Program at high risk pedestrian locations
- Continue to target illegal pedestrian and motorist behaviour with the Motorcycle Response Teams operating in Parramatta and the Sydney CBD