A review of international best practices to improve heavy vehicle safety in urban environments
Submission Date: 2019
Road freight is increasing across Australia’s major cities due to rapid economic and population growth in urban centres. The increase in urban freight results in greater interactions between heavy vehicles and other road users sharing existing road infrastructure and can introduce road safety risks due to exposure and physical size incompatibilities. Many developed countries have invested in leading approaches to address the risks associated with heavy vehicle freight in urban environments. This presentation highlights the best practices identified and reviewed as part of a 2018 Churchill Fellowship and provides recommendations for governments, infrastructure planners, constructors and developers to consider in mitigating potential road safety impacts with the urban freight task.