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Road RESEARCH: PROMISING

Project Acronym: PROMISING
Type of contract: Research Study
Project title: Development and Promotion of measures for vulnerable road users with regard to Mobility Integrated with Safety taking into acount the INexperience of the different Groups
Main contractor: SWOV - INSTITUTE FOR ROAD SAFETY RESEARCH
Type organisation: Research Organisation
Country: NL
Start date & duration: 1998-01-01 - 14 months
Area: Road
Relevant tasks: 7.2.12
Total cost in kECUs: 548
Total EU contribution in kECUs: 311


Objectives of research

Main objectives:

The objective of the project is to show the potential for reduction in casualties of vulnerable road users like pedestrians, cyclists, motorised two wheelers and young drivers, by technical non restrictive-measures. These measures will be compared with other measures to enable policy makers to weigh measures against each other. Cost effective analysis will be used to compare technical non-restrictive measures with other measures. Restrictive refers to mobility and directness. So the aim is to promote mobility as well as safety. This is to realise a change in (local) policy where safety measures for pedestrians and two wheelers very often were taken at the expense of their mobility needs and efficiency. To judge the restrictiveness, criteria will be developed and the road user viewpoint will be taken on board. The aim is to present measures in an implementation framework, in a way that (local) policy makers can take steps for a structural approach to come forward to the different needs of vulnerable road users.

Demo Sites:

None

Links with other projects, tasks, areas, programmes, policy actions:
Links with ADONIS, WALCYING, DUMAS and the OECD report on Vulnerable road users.


Participants

Organisation Type Country
SWOV - INSTITUTE FOR ROAD SAFETY RESEARCH Research Organisation     NL
INSTITUT FUER ZWEIRADSICHERHEIT E.V. Research Organisation     DE
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS Education     GR
DE VOETGANGERSVERENIGING Other     NL
CENTRE D'ETUDES SUR LES RÉSEAUX, LES TRANSPORTS, L'URBANISME ET LES CONSTRUCTION PUBLIQUES Other     FR
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND Research Organisation     FI
SWEDISH NATIONAL ROAD ADMINISTRATION Other     SE
ECHTE NEDERLANDSE FIETSERSBOND Other     NL
INTERFACE FOR CYCLING EXPERTISE Industry     NL
BUNDESANSTALT FÜR STRASSENWESEN Research Organisation     DE
TRANSPORT RESEARCH LABORATORY Research Organisation     GB
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LES TRANSPORTS ET LEUR SÉCURITÉ Research Organisation     FR

Coordinator's name: Drs Roelof WITTINK
Address: SWOV - INSTITUTE FOR ROAD SAFETY RESEARCH
Duindoorn, 32
PO Box: 1090
2260 BB Leidschendam
NL
Tel: +31-70-3209323
Fax: +31-70-3201261
E-mail: (email removed)


European Commission Contact Point

Name: Mr. René BASTIAANS
Tel: +32-2-2994115
Fax: +32 -2-2968350


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