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Road Safety Symposium, Sydney 11th March 2020

An exploration of evidence-based road safety innovation and sustainable mobility

March 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

$245 – $495

Australian state governments have established targets to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries that occur on our roads. In most cases, current trends suggest these targets are unlikely to be met.

This one day symposium focuses on evidence-based road safety policies and implementation, with leading international and Australian road safety experts highlighting how we are tracking and what we need to do to achieve our road safety targets.

This symposium brings together some of the world’s most respected speakers on road safety and city design, to tackle the major challenges to Australia becoming a world leader in road safety.

Speakers

Emeritus Professor Fred Wegman

Emeritus Professor Fred Wegman

Former Head, Dutch Road Safety Institute

Fred Wegman is Emeritus Professor Traffic Safety at Delft University of Technology and was a ‘Thinker in Residence’ in South Australia. During this time, Fred developed a strong understanding of the Australian road safety context and insights into the challenges for road safety in Australian cities.

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Fred is also the former managing director of SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research in the Netherlands. He is one of the designers of the Dutch version of the Safe System approach (called Sustainable Safety). He regularly advises governments all over the world on road safety and has developed insights on how Australia could improve its track record on road safety.

 
Meredith Glaser

Meredith Glaser

Urban Planner, Urban Cycling Institute, University of Amsterdam

Meredith, originally from the US and based in the Netherlands since 2010, specialises in urban change processes and mobility governance. Her current research focuses on public sector innovation and capacity building for accelerated cycling policy implementation. She is also one of the world’s most experienced study tour leaders for professionals seeking to learn Dutch transport planning policies and practices.

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She also manages academic outputs for several European Commission projects and sits on the advisory board of the Cycling Research Board.

John Merritt

John Merritt

Former CEO VicRoads and Chair of the Board of Worksafe Victoria

John Merritt is an advisor to Ministers, Boards and Chief Executives, on leadership, culture, engagement, strategy and change.  He is Chair of the Board of Worksafe Victoria, an Advisor at the global engineering firm, Arup, a Special Advisor to the Planning Minister on combustible cladding, a member of the Advisory Council for the Monash University Accident Research Centre, and a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee at the St Kilda Football Club.

John successfully led large and complex organisations for over twenty years.  He was the Chief Executive of VicRoads, the CEO of the Environment Protection Authority, and Executive Director of WorkSafe Victoria. He was also the Chief Executive of the National Safety Council of Australia, and held senior management roles in the Fletcher Challenge organisation.

Associate Professor Jeremy Woolley

Associate Professor Jeremy Woolley

Director, Centre for Automotive Safety Research

Jeremy Woolley has over 20 years’ experience in road safety research. His experience includes in-depth crash investigation, vehicle safety performance testing, police crash and injury data analysis. Jeremy has spent much of his career focussing on knowledge transfer activities and capacity building to better manage road safety in the public and private sector.

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Together with Dr John Crozier from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, he co-chaired an inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy with the final report delivered to parliamentarians in Canberra in September 2018. In the same year Jeremy was made a Fellow of the Australasian College of Road Safety for his contributions to road safety.

The Hon Minister Andrew Constance MP

The Hon Minister Andrew Constance MP

Minister for Transport and Roads, NSW

Minister Constance has served as Minister for Transport and Infrastructure and is both Leader of the House and Minister for Transport and Roads. Andrew is overseeing a record $52.9 billion on public transport and roads over the next four years. Transport of the future is a key interest of Andrew’s and he is excited about combining technology, innovation and transport. He believes customer experience should be at the centre of all transport, and overseeing both Roads and Transport portfolios means he has an unprecedented opportunity to design and build an integrated network of roads and public transport.

Topics

Understanding current trends and challenges in road safety

What are the main risks to Australian road users, how has this been changing over time? Learn the safety challenges on the horizon that may threaten to increase the risk profile on Australian city streets.

What has and hasn’t worked in road safety?

A critical examination of the policies that have bolstered road safety outcomes and the transport policies that continue to increase the risk of serious injury and fatality. Learn from best practice cities on how to minimise safety risks, and enhance the liveability and sustainability of our cities.

Target setting for road safety

Is Australia meeting its road safety targets, and what can be learnt from the world leaders in transport safety? Has politics got in the way of effective transport policy? How can areas like parking and speed management be used to bolster safety outcomes on city streets?

Driverless vehicles

What are the implications for a future in which driverless cars share the city streets with pedestrians, cyclists and human driven vehicles? What policies need to be in place to ensure the safety benefits are maximised and walking and cycling participation is not stunted?

Boosting participation and safety for pedestrians and people on bikes

Most cities have goals to grow active transport and lower the number of injuries to people on foot and bike. What can Australian cities learn from best practice countries in simultaneously ​growing active transport & boosting safety levels?

Speed: Is 30 the new 40?

Many cities in Australia are debating the merits of moving to 30km/h on certain streets. Delegates will hear from a leading Australian council on their experience following the first area based trial of a 30km/h zone.

Details

Date:
March 11, 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$245 – $495
Event Category:

Venue

Customs House
31 Alfred Street
Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Tickets

Unlimited available
Early Bird - Road Safety Seminar, Sydney$620.00 $495.00This Early Bird special is available to those registering and paying by the 11th December 2019. Cancellation Policy: No cancellations are possible within 30 days of the event. A 50% refund is available for cancellations made 31 days or more from the event date.
Unlimited available
Student (Full Time) - Road Safety Seminar, Sydney$245.00This ticket is for students enrolled in a full time course at a recognised Australian university. Attendees are required to show their current photo ID as proof of their full time student status. No cancellations are possible within 30 days of the event. A 50% refund is available for cancellations made 31 days or more from the event date.