WIT Press


Urban Transport System Monitoring: The "black Points" Problem

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040391

Volume

75

Pages

8

Published

2004

Size

233 kb

Author(s)

M.G. Vignolo & A. Nordio

Abstract

Urban transport system monitoring: the \“black points” problem M. G. Vignolo & A. Nordio Department of Fluid Machinery, Power Plants and Transportation, Transportation Section, Genoa University, Italy Abstract The \“European road safety Action Programme – halving the number of road accident victims in the European Union by 2010: a shared responsibility” (Bruxelles - 02.06.2003) says that every year in Europe 1.300.000 road accidents cause more than 40.000 deaths and 1.700.000 injured. Direct and indirect costs due to such a problem have been evaluated 160.000.000 euros, that is 2% of EU GNP. In the same program they complain about the difficulties of solving the problem, especially at urban scale. Our research underlines the most important contents of the Italian \“guidelines for urban road safety plans”. This study at last wants to suggest an innovative methodology to analyze and control road safety, with particular reference to the \“black points” of urban road infrastructure, to prevent and red

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