During September and October 2014, the Citizens’ Jury worked hard to answer one of our State’s trickiest problems. They were asked to come up with recommendations around the following problem:

Motorists and cyclists will always be using our roads. What things could we trial to ensure they share the roads safely? 

Citizens' Jury Reports

Download the Citizens' Jury Report - Sharing the Roads Safely (PDF, 534 KB)

Download the latest reports on the progress of implementing the recommendations:


To learn more about the stories, insights and improvements for the Citizens’ Jury model, download More verdicts on the Jury - TACSI report (PDF 1.4 MB)

Government response to the Citizens' Jury report

The South Australian Government Response to the Citizens' Jury Report was released by Premier Jay Weatherill on 22 January 2015.

Download the South Australian Government Response to the Citizens' Jury Report (PDF, 2.4MB).

There has also been progress in the implementation of some of the jury's recommendations. The following announcements have been made by the Government:

  • Friday, 18 July: The first status report on the progress of implementing the Jury's recommendations was released. Read more here.
  • Thursday 18 June: The 2015-16 State budget includes $6.5 million over four years for bike boulevards and greenways. Read more here.

The Motor Accident Commission of South Australia have a series of videos to remind motorists and cyclists about the new rules that will begin on 25 October, 2016. 

The process

An independent facilitator, Emily Jenke, guided the jury through the vast amount of information they received to help them develop their recommendations.

The jury consisted of 37 randomly, independently selected South Australians who were tasked by the Premier to seek external input to help them develop the recommendations. This input came in the form of:

  • Submissions provided by experts, lobby and community groups and members of the public - you can find there here.
  • Presentations and access to a range of experts during their jury sessions.
  • Input via formal and informal online forums such the YourSAy blog and via social media conversations.

During the time the Citizens' Jury was running, there was a host of ideas that were considered, including ones which did not feature in the Jury's recommendations. They are recorded in the Citizens' Jury Library of Ideas (PDF 352 KB).

"The group of randomly selected citizens who make up this Jury are proud of their work and rightly so. True democracy is gritty and tough at times. The Jury had to learn quickly and organise their recommendations quickly. The Jury also had to listen to differing viewpoints, and to work together – sometimes from diverse view points. This group self-managed and members were respectful of each other throughout the process. They served society well. For that they are to be commended.” 

Emily Jenke, independent facilitator of the Citizens' Jury



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