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TitleUsing Evaluation to Drive Program Improvement: Permanent 40 km/h Speed Limits in High Pedestrian Activity Areas in NSW
AuthorsFry R, Holgate J, Small M, Wilkinson R, Webster K, Eveleigh M, Lea J, Kloeden CN, Dutschke JK
Year2018
TypeConference Paper
AbstractAn evaluation of permanent 40 km/h speed limits in NSW aimed to determine their effectiveness in preventing crashes and to guide future program implementation. Close collaboration between independent evaluators, commissioning staff and program managers helped focus the evaluation on

important questions for program management, maximising the usefulness of evaluation results. A clear safety benefit was found, along with broad support from the community, practitioners and stakeholders. The evaluation recommended expanding the program to generate further safety benefits and improve urban amenity. Increased implementation of permanent 40 km/h speed limits will be considered in light of the findings.

Conference Name2018 Australasian Road Safety Conference
Conference AbbreviationARSC
Conference LocationSydney, Ausralia
Conference Date3-5 October 2018
NotesThis extended abstract is available to download: http://acrs.org.au/files/papers/arsc/2018/JACRS-D-18-00142-Fry.pdf

Reference
Fry R, Holgate J, Small M, Wilkinson R, Webster K, Eveleigh M, Lea J, Kloeden CN, Dutschke JK (2018) 'Using Evaluation to Drive Program Improvement: Permanent 40 km/h Speed Limits in High Pedestrian Activity Areas in NSW', 2018 Australasian Road Safety Conference, Sydney, Ausralia, 3-5 October 2018.