The National Dept. for Transport target is to reduce the number of road deaths and serious injuries by 40 per cent and to reduce child deaths and serious injuries by 50 per cent by 2010 compared with the average for the years 1994 to 1998. The Greater Manchester Local Transport Plan target is to reduce those killed and seriously injured by 50% over the same period.
Manchester’s Local Public Service Agreement Target 12 is to: ‘Reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured in road accidents in Manchester to 230 per annum by 31 December 2004’ – from an average annual base figure of 294 in the period 1994/98. Work is currently in hand to review the target in the period beyond 2004.
A wide range of specific measures have and will be adopted by the City to work towards these targets. These include:
Wider introduction of speed cameras
Implementation of a speed management
Adoption of Travel Plan strategy
Protected pedestrian crossing facilities
Cycle training in schools
Safe routes to school initiatives The city of Manchester commits itself to regularly report on the progress made in implementing this commitment.