Roads Otherwise to Induce Calm Driving: Understanding Driving Behaviours to Design Roads in a Different Way

The RACA (Roads otherwise to induce calm driving) concept is a proactive approach to reduce road casualties and to give the utmost priority to road users' safety. This concept consists on working on the road and its environment to impact user’s behaviour. Initiated in 2006 with the aim to reduce speeds and comply with speed limits, the RACA idea has grown beyond its original scope. This paper describes the different stages of the process. The proposed approach is based on the following considerations: a proper knowledge of driver behaviour and acceptability of the rules, relevance of road types and appropriate use of design guidelines, approaches through landscaping and legibility and last, evaluation and capitalisation of experimental results. The approach is also developed with a logic of sharing experiences, sharing knowledge and consideration of themultiple actors and uses of the road.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01531314
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 9 2014 11:17AM