City of Joondalup
The City of Joondalup covers an area of 99 square kilometres, has 1,063km of sealed roads, and a population of approximately 160,348 in over 61,771 residential dwellings.
The City is committed to improving road safety on local roads and to reduce the risk of road trauma. In order to achieve this objective, the City conducts, supports and promotes various road safety initiatives.
The City’s traffic team visits schools to discuss road safety issues with Principals and P&C committee members. The most common problems are parking and congestion. The team assesses the situation and provides possible solutions to these problems. Schools are encouraged to form school road safety committees to solve issues with guidance from the WALGA’s RoadWise Program Guidelines for Road Safety Around Schools. The City also encourages schools to use the materials produced by the School Drug Education and RoadAware (SDERA) program.
The City provides 'Please Slow Down, Consider Our Kids' bin stickers to place on the side of green Council waste bins. The bin stickers are part of a community education campaign to raise the awareness of drivers to reduce their speed in built up areas.
The stickers act as a deterrent for speeding by providing a visual reminder to drivers to reduce their speed. As they are only displayed on bin collection days, it reduces the chance that drivers will become accustomed to them.
If you would like a sticker for your bin, please contact the City of Joondalup on 9400 4000.
Road Ribbons for Road Safety campaign
The City supports the Road Ribbons for Road Safety campaign, a community based initiative which allows individuals to directly contribute to raising awareness about the importance of road safety over the Christmas holiday period.
Using promotional resources, the City encourages local residents to wear a road ribbon and spread the key campaign road safety messages. This campaign urges people to take care on the roads and promote road safety messages to friends, family and colleagues helping to reduce road trauma.
Blessing of the Roads
The City of Joondalup partners with the City of Stirling and the City of Swan to alternately host a Blessing of the Roads ceremony.
The Blessing of the Roads campaign is an annual state-wide road safety awareness campaign to promote road safety in the lead up to the Easter long weekend. The campaign is encouraging a zero-focused vision where we all work together to demonstrate that road trauma is preventable.
It is a time to remember the family and friends of those who have died in road crashes and provides an opportunity for them to encourage others to be more road safety aware. Furthermore it is an opportunity to recognise the dedication and efforts of those, both full time and volunteers, who work towards reducing road trauma. Local Governments and communities participate by formally blessing the roads as part of an official ceremony.
Towards Zero Road Safety Action Plan
The City of Joondalup has developed a Road Safety Action Plan 2016-2020 with a purpose of outlining and prioritising the City’s road safety programs and services. The plan identifies areas for improvements to guide future directions on the City’s road safety programs and initiatives.
The City has prioritised the objective to reduce the number of crashes that result in death or serious injury within the City of Joondalup, setting themselves a target of zero deaths or serious injuries around school and education precincts within the City.
The City’s Road Safety Action Plan 2016-2020 is aligned to the State Road Safety Strategy, Towards Zero 2008-2020. The City continuously works to improve its road network to align with the Safe Systems Approach and this has contributed to a reduction in the overall number of crashes within the City of Joondalup.
Road Safety Advisor
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