WIT Press


Traffic Safety: The Flanders Integrated Mobility Management Plan

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SAFE050571

Volume

82

Pages

8

Published

2005

Size

898 kb

Author(s)

E. De Winne

Abstract

Traffic censuses are carried out to determine traffic parameters and to provide online information to supervise traffic flows, as well as the evolution coefficients for road traffic on Flemish regional roads and motorways. Traffic safety in the Flemish region is compared with regard to the evolution of the number of traffic fatalities in Europe. Road safety management initiatives are related to the most important three classic piles: the vehicle, the infrastructure and the road user. A Flemish mobility plan in order to increase traffic safety and the decreasing number of victims has been developed as an integrated approach: risks, short and long term strategies, technological evolutions, traffic education, speed control measurements, influence by traffic lights, the problem of black spots, etc. taking into account ambitions until 2010. Keywords: traffic censuses, traffic safety, traffic life-ability, road infrastructure, road safety management, mobility plan. 1 Introduction Hereby some statistical information about the actual situation [2, 3]: The graph shows the evolution of the fleet of cars and the evolution coefficients for road traffic in Flanders for regional roads (N-roads) and motorways (A-roads) in Flanders: - 2000: 295 passenger cars/km2 (465 passenger cars/1000 inhabitants); it is a little lower than the European average. - 2002: about 3.5 million vehicles were registered, of which 2.8 million are passenger cars. In comparison with 1990, it is increasing by about 25%.

Keywords

traffic censuses, traffic safety, traffic life-ability, road infrastructure, road safety management, mobility plan.