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Network Development Master Plan
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The Network Development Master Plan (NDMP) advocates a planning, program and implementation framework to deliver 4,782km of new expressways and other significant national arterial road interventions to improve Indonesia’s inter-urban road connectivity between 2015 and 2034.

Technical Assistance for National Road Safety Plan (RUNK) Implementation

Road safety improvement requires adequate funding, management and technical capacity. Technical assistance is an essential support for strengthening Indonesia’s road safety multi sectoral coordination (at three levels of government) and management.  It is also essential for building agency knowledge and capacity to implement change for improved road safety outcomes.

Project management through medium term Technical Assistance (T/A) is also required – for three to five years – if meaningful gains are to be made and sustained. The successful IndII experience with road safety strengthening within DGH is instructive about the time required to implement changed appreciation and application of road safety principles. Unlike, for example, an infrastructure project, changing individual and organisational understanding of, and approaches to, road safety, require ongoing operational input support over a substantial period of time. This is required across agencies at each level of government (at national and subnational levels) and between national and subnational agencies.

Road Safety Around Schools - A Safe System Approach

The Integrated Urban Road Safety Project (IURSP) requires a systematic approach to the development of a program to most effectively deliver road safety outcomes. This report describes an integrated approach to safety around schools using Safe System thinking. This is a challenge to traditional thinking because it looks at how the road system works as a whole with interactions of various parts including the infrastructure, vehicles, road users and travel speeds. At its core is the principle that the system should manage the traffic so that no crashes that cause serious injuries to users should occur.  It recognises that engineering needs to understand both the human factors involved in using the infrastructure as well as how the energy of the system can be managed if human or machine errors occur.

This report describes the parts of the system that need to be considered for safety around schools, illustrates some effective approaches and discusses some that need reconsideration because a systems approach has not been considered.

The key issues with safety around schools are that the main users we need to protect, children, have physical vulnerabilities and may not have the skills to avoid risks in the road environment. This is a case where deeper understanding and consideration of road safety countermeasures need to be explored. Throughout this report this can be seen in terms of Safer Speeds, Safer Roads, Safer Road Users combined with effective road safety coordination and management.

This report discusses how ZOSS (Zona Selamat Sekolah, or Safe Route to School) crossings will not be successful unless they are considered as part of an integrated approach. The engineering design of ZOSS is not what is being questioned. It provides adequate delineation, but it has not considered its interaction within the system and how road users will respond to it. A large rollout of ZOSS without consideration of speed environments, other traffic calming changes to road user legislation and significant promotional campaigns and enforcement, will not be successful. In the wrong locations it risks costing more lives. There are alternatives as described in this report which can be used effectively with more predictable and positive results.

Integrated Urban Road Safety Program (IURSP) : Review of City Proposals – An Engineering Perspective

An objective of the Integrated Urban Road Safety Program (IURSP) is to identify and design urban road infrastructure improvements at specific locations in selected cities, which will improve safety for road users by reducing the risk of an accident at those specific locations, and which can be replicated at other locations both within the selected cities and in other cities. Ten cities were invited to participate in the IURSP project and four were selected to participate in the current design phase. 

Following observance of traffic conditions and the urban road environment in the locations nominated by the selected cities, and observations of driver, motorcyclist and pedestrian behaviour, engineering measures designed to alter road user behaviour to reduce conflict and reduce the risk of accident occurrence have been recommended by VicRoads and included by the Indonesia Infrastructure Initiative (IndII) design team in detailed engineering design (DED) drawings for each city. 

This report reviews the proposals made by the four selected cities and presents best practice recommendations for key road safety improvements, selected from the variety of infrastructure improvements which are being implemented under IURSP.  

Integrated Urban Road Safety Program - Inception Report – Milestone Report 1

Indonesia’s National Road Safety Master Plan (NRSMP), or Rencana Umum Nasional Keselamatan (RUNK) Jalan, was produced in response to the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. In 2013, the Presidential Instruction (InPres) 4/2013 was decreed by the President and renewed the country’s commitment to road safety. The Instruction closely reflected RUNK, set out a plan for the next five years, with specific actions and responsibilities. Given there has been little progress in road safety development at both the National and Provincial level, it is not surprising that Local Government (LG) has, to date, generally shown little commitment to road safety. The need to demonstrate how to prepare urban road safety plans at the local level will best be achieved by a transfer of knowledge (learning by doing) and a commitment to sustainable development. This is best done through practical involvement in road safety activities and the current project will assist with the development of Road Safety Action Plans in four demonstration cities, selected from 10 candidate cities which have proposed their city for inclusion in the project.