Melbourne Model Pilot
Jinan Traffic Safety Project

Context

Jinan aimed to become the model traffic safety city by implementing the ‘Jinan Model’. The project aimed to improve the general traffic safety as well as developing a more harmonious traffic environment in Jinan City.

Before joining the Cities Programme, the Jinan government recognised that its transportation links are vital to the city’s urban economy development and social stability. Therefore, in order to create a safe and effective system of transport, Jinan had

  • established layers of road safety control mechanisms,
  • enlarged investment of municipal transportation infrastructure and the traffic safety facility construction,
  • established the traffic socialization propaganda education system, and
  • raised the municipal transportation synthesis management level.

Themes

Urban Infrastructure, Human Security

Seeking to Address:

  1. Improve city traffic safety management levels
  2. Reduce the number of traffic accidents
  3. Raise safety awareness

Objectives

  • To reduce the number of road traffic accidents, injuries and mortalities caused by road traffic accidents

  • To combine resources from research institutions, law enforcement, Government and NGOs

  • To develop a modern traffic safety city


Strategies

To form the ‘Jinan Traffic Safety Model’ by developing and implementing a new set of traffic safety criteria and evaluation system.

Planned Actions

  1. Establishing a local-based organization for traffic safety;
  2. Perfecting policies and regulations about traffic safety;
  3. Improving education about traffic safety;
  4. Establishing the ‘three lines of defense for road accident prevention’ control system; and
  5. Establishing foreign collaborations and cooperation in the field of traffic safety

Actions

Increases of technology and intelligence traffic system management were implemented under the guidance of the Jinan Intelligence Transportation Association. Involving technical workers and specialist, the association used effective technical and research to promote a scientific approach to traffic management.

Dangerous zones of the highways were identified and renovated to improve the likelihood of safe passage while also increasing and improving safer options when accidents occur.

These technical improvements were enacted parallel to a widespread propaganda and education campaign, such as the Jinan Resident Civilised Transportation Behaviour Standards’,  to strengthen public knowledge of road and traffic safety.



Results

This attention and commitment to a long-term transportation plan, along with an advanced traffic intelligence, control and enforcement systems, allowed Jinan to become a ‘United Nations Traffic Safety Pilot City’.

Since joining the Programme, the newly established traffic safety committee have been responsible for the preliminary groundwork, synthesis coordination, organisational implementation and technical consultation of furthering the Jinan Model.

‘The safe and smooth county’ plan implementation has encouraged each county department to strengthen the leadership, connection and coordination of the city’s traffic safety service to enhance the entire traffic network.

The Model has perpetuated a ‘Five Reorganisations and Three Strengthens’ renovation of the public security and traffic police departments to, for example, increase management of drivers and traffic,  the monitoring and recording of dangerous driving, and strictly examine and forbid the registration of below national standard vehicles.

Jinan has obtained tangible success with increases of traffic harmony and decreases in accidents, including an 18.6% decrease in city traffic accident ratios compared to a year earlier.  Under effective and committed leadership of the government, and with research solutions of global traffic safety issues undertaken by the UNGCCP, the Jinan Model has perpetuated a united approach to harmonise the traffic in the city.