Wyndham City’s Road Safety Strategy envisions that everyone who travels on our roads and paths will arrive safely at their destination. We aim to reduce road trauma to ensure that everybody can participate in all that Wyndham has to offer and travel home safely. To achieve this vision, we have the following objectives:

  • Be Safe – Ensure everyone is safe and feels safe, on and around our roads and paths
  • 10 Year Reduction – Measures to significantly reduce the number of lives lost on our roads over the next 10 years (by 50%) and progressively reduce serious injuries by 2030.
  • A Culture of Safety – Embed a culture of road safety within the Wyndham community.
  • Deliver Initiatives – Deliver a suite of initiatives aligned with the Safe System approach that have both immediate and longer-term benefits.

These objectives are in line with the State Government’s Victorian Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030. This will ensure alignment between Wyndham’s efforts and those of our neighbouring Councils and State Government partners. Road safety is a shared responsibility and Wyndham will play its part. We have identified 4 themes to guide our progress.

Leadership and Best Practice

Wyndham City is determined to play a leadership role in road safety and will play our part in delivering the aims of the Victorian Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030. We will continuously build our capability and deliver improvements based on sound evidence, the latest ideas, and technologies, and carefully considered prioritisation.

We will be proactive, innovative, and progressive in our approach, and we will lead by example.

Safe System Approach

Wyndham City will apply the four interacting elements of the Safe System approach, which addresses the main factors that could contribute to a crash:

  1. Safe Roads – our roads and paths should be planned, designed, built, maintained, and operated to minimise the risk and severity of crashes.
  2. Safe Speeds – our roads should have appropriate speed limits and road users should travel at speeds that are safe for the road conditions.
  3. Safe People – we should all exercise care, attention, and awareness of others for our safety and the safety of others.
  4. Safe Vehicles – modern vehicles include features which improve the safety for drivers, passengers, and other people

Healthy and Sustainable Transport

Wyndham City will promote the use of sustainable and active transport, advocate for more transport choice and encourage modal shift, and continue to reduce risks for vulnerable road users. Active transport, such as walking and cycling, is important for the health of people and the environment.

Together with public transport it can also reduce car dependence and contribute to more vibrant local streets and places. We aim to remove barriers to active transport and facilitate safe journeys from door-to-door.

Working Together

Creating a safe road network is everyone’s responsibility. Wyndham City will work with:

  • Our community to shape the future of road safety in Wyndham together.
  • Stakeholders with specific interests in road safety plans and projects.
  • Road Safety Partners such as the Department of Transport, TAC, Police, neighbouring councils, industry, and health services to achieve what we cannot achieve alone.

This Strategy is not a stand-alone document. It is part of a suite of Council strategies and plans that together support ‘A Community Vision for Wyndham’.

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