Road safety is a fundamental quality of the transport system. Each participant in the road traffic or the traffic service wants to have such a system that meets their needs and expectations. The quality of life of all citizens depends on the level of road safety. In order to ensure and improve road safety we have to encourage more responsible behaviour of road users, respect of traffic rules and raising awareness about the importance of road safety. At the same time we should encourage the use of safe vehicles and safe road infrastructure.
ROSEE is an EU project that aimed to improve and promote road safety in Slovenia from various perspectives. ROSEE project involved 6 countries: Italy, Romania, Hungary, Greece, Slovenia, Bulgaria. The aim of the project was to improve road safety performances on primary and secondary networks in the South-East Europe area and is financed by "South-East Programme – Transnational Cooperation Programme".
Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency participates in the project ROSEE (ROad Safety in South East European regions), which is approved under the 4th call of the SEE Programme in the priority axis:
Improvement of the accessibility. Within the project we work on improving cyclists’ safety on our roads and also encourage people to cycle more, especially in urban areas. The general objective of the proposed project is contribution to the decrease in the number of road deaths among cyclists and decrease in seriously injured cyclists. Aim of the pilot project is to raise awareness related to road safety behaviour, by establishing new preventive activities for cyclists’ safety. The main goal will be achieved by promotion of safe cycling, at the same time focusing on mobility, ecology, health benefits and reducing congestion in urban areas and also by fostering a new dynamic among road safety stakeholders by improving knowledge and enhancing communication and cooperation between the various areas related to cyclists’ safety.
The overall impact is measured by the on-field survey (interviewing of 301 respondents on the location of cyclists counter). The comparison of the answers before the implementation of measure and answers afterwards has been made. The effectiveness of the implementation of cyclists counter can be measured through the positive opinions of respondents and support to implement such measure also on the other locations.