8.5.9 Environmental and Road Safety Impacts of Traffic
The NTA’s Transport Strategy for the GDA (2016 – 2035) sets out the need to balance economic, social and environmental considerations in developing a sustainable transport network. Traffic in the city can have environmental and safety impacts which need to be addressed and minimised through measures such as traffic calming, layout/road re-design, and through monitoring of emissions and noise.
The launch of the Design Manual for Urban Roads and Streets (DMURS) jointly by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government and Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport places a new focus on the role of streets in sustainable place-making and encourages layouts that are suited to all users. The Governments Road Safety Strategy 2013-2020 is also relevant.