Evolutionary Approach of Areas with Concentrations of Accidents

Governments should make informed choices. This applies even more strongly in financially and economically challenging times. The challenge in road safety is to find the right balance between the wish to reduce the number and severity of accidents, and the need to invest cost effectively. One has to be sure of the choice of the right locations, with a worthwhile impact on improving traffic safety. This requires a good screening analysis of (potentially) dangerous situations. As part of its current valid policy document, Brussels Capital Region has chosen to analyze and improve a series of dangerous zones. In 2014 the regional administration gave the project ZACA (French abbreviation for areas with concentration or accidents) to BRRC and its partners. This project has three components: determination of 30 areas whose redevelopment is a priority, diagnosis of 30 areas to understand the accident factors, and development of solutions. This contribution focuses on the methodology developed to determine priority areas, i.e. areas where the money invested could significantly reduce the number of accidents. In order to meet the requirements of the client, the authors developed an innovative, flexible and evolutive methodology, while drawing on past experiences.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 25th World Road Congress - Seoul 2015: Roads and Mobility - Creating New Value from Transport

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01679898
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9782840604235
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 0354
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2018 1:18AM