This project looks at roads in terms of public spaces and at mobility (road use) as a social phenomenon.
The project was aimed at answering to the following questions:
- How is social dialogue on the road built up?
- In what ways can road equipment or streetscape contribute not only to road safety, but also to bringing back civility in relations between users?
The project methodology was built up of the following elements:
- observation and field survey: on-site and survey of users and other stakeholders (actors involved in traffic engineering, roadside equipment, road safety, etc.)
- organisation of a working group partnership and seminar;
- analysis of dialogue (semiology).
The project carried out a self-assessment of road safety infrastructure improvements by decision makers, designers/planners and managers, and by actors involved in road safety (co-construction of a qualitative method).
The project also provided new elements on the perception of the road and of road-based mobility with the perspective of developing a new communication / sensitisation framework.