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By Suzanne Andersson, Road Safety Manager, Traffic and Public Transport Authority, City of Gothenburg. Presented at Transforming Transportation, Washington, D.C., January 27, 2012.

By Suzanne Andersson, Road Safety Manager, Traffic and Public Transport Authority, City of Gothenburg. Presented at Transforming Transportation, Washington, D.C., January 27, 2012.

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    City of Gothenburg City of Gothenburg Presentation Transcript

    • City of Gothenburg Photo: Flygare Palmnäs
    • Challenges and possibilities •500 000 inhabitans •Port of Gothenburg transport HUB •Develop city core •Commuting •Congestion charges 2013 •Improve public transport •Changing travel behaviour •Political goals •Vision?
    • Road safety inGothenburg…today…2020
    • Target 2010 2012-01-30
    • Success factors• Hospital data• Knowledge about the traffic system• Communicated and accepted targets• Dedicated resources 400• Vision Zero 350 300 250• Organisation 200 150 100 50 0 2000-2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Fatalities Seriously injured Target 2010
    • Positive effect of trafficcalming countermeasures
    • Speed Reduction at crossings Raised bicycle and pedestrian crossing Raised pedestrian crossing
    • Speed reduction at bus stops Hour-glass (one-lane choker) Central island (two-lane choker)
    • Speed reduction on street sections Lateral deflection Road hump
    • Traffic calming measures 2012-01-30
    • Target 2010 2012-01-30
    • Much Better now Neither better Better before Much betterbetter now or worse before
    • Gothenburg has succeeded,but still failes every day
    • More people move around in the city,Strategies for 2020 but fewer are injured in traffic 1. Prioritise road safety in city development 2. Prioritise vulnerable road users 3. Speed management 4. Safer vehicles and transportation 5. Motivating people and organistions to take more responsibility in traffic 6. Raising safety awareness in the young
    • Road Safety Target 2020In 2020 In 2020Less than three killed Less than 75 injured
    • Vision Zero means no fatalitiesVision or severe injuries in Gothenburg traffic