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You are invited to participate in the survey - Characteristics of Road Safety Strategies in Australia.

Dr Joao Canoquena, former Visiting Fellow and PhD graduate from the Queensland University of Technology, is conducting research to better understand Australian community attitudes towards the different measures that have been taken to improve road safety.

We know in NSW, in spite of the state-wide trend for reduced participation in cycling, the rates of serious injury and death for bike riders has not reduced in line with other road users.

At the pilot stage of the survey cyclists were significantly underrepresented. It is important that the insights and interests of people who ride bikes are equally represented in this research to help inform future policy development.

Australia’s federal and state transport ministers established its first National Road Safety Strategy in 1992, to provide a framework for national collaboration and improve road safety. The most recent revision, for the period 2001 to 2010, recorded a 34% reduction in the per capita rate of road deaths.  This fell short of the 40% target, but resulted in a strengthened to national action on road safety issues.

The survey has been launched today, Thursday, 21 March 2019. You may participate by clicking the link or by sending an e-mail to Dr Canoquena at joao.canoquena1@nd.edu.au indicating your willingness to participate. Your e-mail address will be added to a mailing list.

The survey is confidential. No individual participant will be identified to a third party. The results will only be used as aggregate outcomes. Once analysed, the data will be destroyed.

Any issues with the survey should be directed to joao.canoquena1@nd.edu.au or jcanoquena@hotmail.com.

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