Jennifer Rivera-Gonzalez

Harnessing the co-benefits: how safe mobility can support liveable cities.

PhD candidate

  • Jennifer Rivera-Gonzalez

Supervisors

Co-supervisor

Partner organisation

  • Victoria Department of Transport

Funded by

  • Victorian Department of Transport as part of the Injury Prevention GRIP

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Towards Zero

The creation of liveable cities where good quality of life allows people to achieve their potential requires built environments to not only be functional, but also to support a diversity of activities in society. One of the crucial components of this environment is the street network.

With the objective of creating roads that meet the increasing needs of people and businesses, the Victoria Department of Transport is adopting the Movement and Place (M&P) framework, an approach to designing streets that recognises their place function, besides the traditional movement one.

In the national context, the Safe System approach to road safety frames the strategy to reduce the number of crash victims. In Victoria the Towards Zero strategy follows this approach and aims at reducing the number of fatalities and serious injuries, creating safer roads, and protecting people on the streets, regardless of their transport mode.

This research explores the integration of the M&P framework with the Safe System in Victoria, and its impact in the creation of liveable cities. Through the creation of a tool that allows users choose different values for 20 street design and operation parameters and see their impact on a selection of liveability aspects and sustainable development targets.