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Innovative Guidelines and Tools for Vulnerable Road Users' Safety in India and Brazil

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete with results
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€2 474 880
EU Contribution
€1 872 081
Project website
Project Acronym
SAFER BRAIN
STRIA Roadmaps
Smart mobility and services (SMO)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Safety/Security,
Societal/Economic issues
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Walking and cycling are transport modes where relatively unprotected road users interact with traffic of high speed and mass. This makes pedestrians and cyclists vulnerable.

The strong effort that the European Commission and all the Member States are making with regard to the reduction of road fatalities in Europe is giving significant results. Despite these significant improvements in European countries, the situation in Emerging Economies is dramatically getting worse. For example: fatality rates in India and Brazil are more than double compared to Europe (average value for EU23). The implementation of effective countermeasures and the achievement of a higher safety level for the vulnerable users in Emerging Economies requests a significant improvement of the local analysis, planning and design capabilities.

Objectives

The main aim of the project was to increase the level of safety of the whole road transport system and its components, focussing the attention on vulnerable road users. Thus contributing to the overall scope of reducing the number of fatalities and the severity of injuries caused by road accidents.

Methodology

The project is structured as follows:

  • Analysis of local requirements: this focuses on the local accident databases regarding vulnerable road users, the actual situation of road infrastructure, land-use planning and local current road safety management procedures;
  • Analysis of the transferability conditions of the European methodologies, tools and measures to the Emerging Economies.

Analysis of the main risk factors with respect to vulnerable road users in India and Brazil, based on European experience and best practice, innovative methodologies and tools for planning, designing and maintaining safe infrastructures are developed. The transferability of these methodologies and tools is also under study. To assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the innovative methodologies and tools, two pilot projects (in India and in Brazil) are implemented. Feedback from pilot projects are used to refine the recommendations and guidelines developed within the project. The main project output will be recommendations and guidelines for improvement of accident data collection procedures and road safety oriented land-use planning as well as education material.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
The European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
FP7-TRANSPORT

Results

Methodologies and tools development
The main risk factors for Vulnerable Road Users in India and Brazil were deeply analysed and, based on European experience and best practice, innovative methodologies and tools for planning, designing and maintaining safe infrastructures were developed. The transferability of these methodologies and tools was also analysed.

SaferBraIn DSS
A Decision Support System (SaferBraIn DSS) was developed, based on European experience, to support decision makers and technicians in:

  • defining the more cost-effective road safety measures for reducing pedestrian and cyclist traffic accidents, and
  • preventing dangerous situations through road safety audit and inspection.

Pilot projects
To assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the innovative methodologies and tools, pilot projects, in India and in Brazil, were implemented. They focused on road safety audits of renewal designs and on the assessment of pedestrian crossings safety. Feedbacks from pilot projects were used to review recommendations and guidelines about safe road infrastructure design, road safety management, road safety audit and inspection. Specific training activities were then carried out in India and Brazil, covering the different topics researched during the project.

Final project events
Two final project events were organized in Pune (India) and in Sao Paulo (Brazil) to disseminate to stakeholders, decision makers, technicians the project activities and results obtained.

Strategy targets

An efficient and integrated mobility system: Acting on transport safety (saving thousands of lives)

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Universita Degli Studi Di Roma "la Sapienza"
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 ROMA, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€425 970
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Suncon Engineers Pvt. Ltd.
Address
Sai Palace, Bhusari Colony (Right), Paud Road, Kothrud P-1/9, Pune 411038, India
EU Contribution
€87 840
Organisation
Imr - Desenvolvimento Organizacional Ltda.
Address
Rua Santo Andre 445, Santo Andre-, 09020N/A230, Brazil
EU Contribution
€89 580
Organisation
Balancia
Address
Teleportboulevard 110, 1040AR Amsterdam, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€64 515
Organisation
Fundacao De Apoio A Universidade De Sao Paulo
Address
Avenida Afranio Peixoto 14 14, Sao Paulo-, 05507N/A000, Brazil
EU Contribution
€135 540
Organisation
I.t. - Ingegneria Dei Trasporti Srl
Address
Via Cavour 256, 184 Roma, Italy
EU Contribution
€80 430
Organisation
Loughborough University
Address
Ashby Road, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€237 780
Organisation
Volkswagen India Private Limited
Address
Midc, Phase Iii, Village Nigoe Mhalunge, Chakan E-1, Chakan/pune 410501, India
EU Contribution
€84 720
Organisation
Master Plan Bv
Address
Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen, 1017 RR Amsterdam, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€91 956
Organisation
Mobycon
Address
Tanthofdreef 15, 2601 CW DELFT, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€164 230
Organisation
Innovation & Development Consulting
Address
Avenue Milcamps 8, 1030 Bruxelles, Belgium
EU Contribution
€51 920
Organisation
A+S Consult Gmbh Forschung Und Entwicklung
Address
Vogesenweg 1, 1309 Dresden, Germany
EU Contribution
€357 600

Technologies

Technology Theme
Safety systems
Technology
Evidence-based research for road safety
Development phase
Research/Invention

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