Project LLIV-299
CONCEPTS OF ROADSIDE INFRASTRUCTURE AND REST AREAS
Seminar – workshop
“COMFORT AND SAFETY ON LATVIALITHUANIA CROSS-BORDER ROADS. 1st
SESSION”
April 18th, 2012
Transport and Telecommunication Institute. Lomonosova 1, Riga
Seminar - workshop Agenda
10.30-11.00
Registration. Morning Coffee
11.00-11.30
Introduction about Project „Concepts of roadside infrastructure and rest areas” and
Project Partnership
I.Kabaskins (LaTDEA), O.Krumpane (LaTDEA), K.Zaleckis (KTU), N.Timofejevs
(LANA),T.Sankauskas (LINEKA)
11.30-11.45
„Social aspects as an important element of the organization of road transport
operations”
Indra Gromule, International Road Carriage Co-ordination Division. Road Transport
Administration of Latvia
11.45-12.15
Development of Road Haulage market: challenges and opportunities
Oskars Yuhnevichs member of the LANA board
12.15-12.45
Project research of Latvia-Lithuania cross-border roads performance: objectives,
activities, further developments. Part 1.
Olga Krumpane LaTDEA project coordinator
12.45-13.15
Coffee break
13.15-13.45
Project research of Latvia-Lithuania cross-border roads performance: objectives,
activities, further developments. Part 2.
Olga Krumpane LaTDEA project coordinator
13.45-14.15
Discussions
Introduction about Project
„CONCEPTS OF ROADSIDE
INFRASTRUCTURE AND REST AREAS” and
Project Partnership
O.Krumpane
Latvian Association of Transport Development
and Education, project coordinator
April 18th, 2012
Transport and Telecommunication Institute. Lomonosova 1, Riga
Project Background
Modern society:
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communications,
mobility,
accessibility,
economic and social
stability
Focus on moving
people and goods
rather than vehicles!
Besides quality of road itself the quality of
roadside infrastructure matters!
Project Background
Major road user demands shall be answered:
Efficient
Movement of
goods and people
along roads
Comfortable
Safe
Secure
Travel Information/communications/travel
management
Sanitary Facilities/ Recreation facilities
Fatigue management/car care
Secure parking, health and property
protection
Project Background
Road users level:
Policies level:
•the EU regulations on road safety and
drivers’ fatigue control;
•regional accessibility and traffic
security are priorities of EU Strategy
for the Baltic Sea Region;
•the objective for Latvia and Lithuania
in transportation sector is ensuring
qualitative and competitive
infrastructure of logistics and transit
services.
•Commercial vehicles driver’s
demand for specially equipped
place for regular short-term and
long-term stop;
•Tourists and visitors demand for
information points along the
international routes;
•Car and bus passengers demand
for rest rooms/recreation facilities.
Local communities level:
•Poor image of the region;
•Search for promotional
opportunities for local services
and goods;
•Search for promotion of local
natural and historical values;
•Land management issues
What type of road side infrastructure would be technically,
ecologically, socio-economically and financially FEASIBLE within
existing/forecasted cross-border environment?
Joint scientific, institutional and technical cross border efforts are necessary
Project framework
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Project Concepts of roadside infrastructure and rest areas LLIV-299
submitted for co-financing under Latvia – Lithuania Cross Border Cooperation
Programme 2007 – 2013 (3d call):
Priority I Encouragement of Socio-economic Development and Competitiveness of
the Region
2. Improvement of Internal and External Accessibility of the Border Regions
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Project approved by final decision of the Joint Monitoring and Steering
Committee of the Programme on 14.02.2012.
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Project start date is: 20/02/2012.
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Project end date is: 19/05/2013.
Project framework
Projects Goals:
sustainable and cohesive socio-economic development
of the Lithuania-Latvia cross border regions by
development of modern roadside rest areas concept for
cargo and passenger vehicle.
Projects Objectives:
 to evaluate the feasibility of development of
modern roadside rest areas for cargo and passenger
vehicles on the E-roads within Latvia – Lithuania
border area;
 to provide methodological support for planning
and development of road side infrastructure
Project Activities
Project implementation
environment data collection;
RESEARCH
WP 2 Road transportation
performance research
Field survey on traffic flow and
travel patterns;
Road users opinion survey;
Research data analysis;
ANALYSIS
WP 3 Modeling and
assessment
of rest area concepts
Transportation performance modeling
for identification of preferred location;
Feasibility study for construction and
maintenance of rest areas
Conceptual Civil design for model rest areas
in the region;
DEVELOPMENT
WP 4 Development of
roadside
infrastructure concepts
Guidelines for rest area maintenance and
operations;
Action plan (strategic and operational) for
investment in establishment of rest areas;
Seminar “Safety
roadside rest area
system –novel concept
and implementation
Project Partnership
LP: Latvian Transport
Development and
Education Association
PP2: Latvian
national road
haulers
Association LANA
LLIV299
PP4: Lithuanian
National Freight
Forwarders
Association LINEKA
PP3: Kaunas
University of
Technology
Project Partnership
Project partners are kindly invited to
present themselves!
Project LLIV-299
CONCEPTS OF ROADSIDE INFRASTRUCTURE AND REST AREAS
Project research of Latvia-Lithuania crossborder roads performance: objectives,
activities, further development
O.Krumpane
Latvian Association of Transport
Developments and Education, project
coordinator
April 18th, 2012
Transport and Telecommunication Institute. Lomonosova 1, Riga
Project vision
rest area/travel plaza/rest stop/service area/roadside park:
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a public or commercial facility, located next to a highway/road at
which drivers and passengers can rest, eat, or refuel without exiting
on to secondary roads;
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an open place, convenient and accessible to all travelers,
regardless of age, disability or language, designed for long-term
heavy-duty use for ease and efficient maintenance;
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an effective tools of improvement safe and secure movement of
people and goods.
World best practice
• Micho-nu-eki (Japan)
A unique Japanese
concept of roadside
service stations:
• help to local roadside
communities
• business opportunities
for local residents;
•venues for the provision
of multiple public services
(health care, education
and training).
Recommended by World bank
World best practice
• Safety Rest Areas (USA)
SRA Born in 1928, became a nationwide
concept in 60th by The Highway
Beautification Act of 1965:
• state ambassadors (a positive reflection
on the quality of their state government and
its citizenry )
• modern comfortable and safe (toilets and
picnic shelters);
•Government funded;
•Variations: Basic Traditional, Modern,
Regional, Rustic or Regional Modern,
Combined Forms, Free Form and 1970s
Funk/Revival.
World best practice
• Truck Stops or
travel centers (USA)
Commercial facility (originated in 1940s in
US) providing fuel, parking, and often food
and other services to motorists and truck
drivers:
•usually located on or near a busy road;
•consist (at the very least) of a diesel
fueling station with bays, diner facilities
plus a large enough parking area
•Larger truck stops may have convenience
stores of various sizes, showers, a
TV/movie theater
Iowa 80 located along Interstate 80 at exit 284 in
Walcott, Iowa, USA, the facility features a 67,000
square foot main building, parking for 800 trucks and
15 fuel stations. Its numerous facilities for truckers
include a seven-bay service center and truck wash, a
30,000 sq. ft. “Truckers Warehouse Store,” 24 private
shower & toilet rooms, a 60-seat movie theater, a
barber shop, a dentist office and a chiropractic clinic.
World best practice
• Raststation (Germany, Austria)
•Motorway service station
(Raststation) - full service station
with travel retail business
includes a gas station, public
phones, restaurants, restrooms,
parking and, many times, a hotel
or a motel
•Rest area (Rastplatz): parking
lots mostly for cars, amenities
like WC and picnic tables.
•Parking areas and truck stops
Research problem
Technical concerns
•Proper Land plot
•Civil engineering
Solutions
•Proximity to other facilities
Socioeconomical aspects
•Level of demand/logistics
•Impact on local economies
•Indirect effects
Ecological aspects
•Natural resources
protection
areasprotection areas
•Natural
resources
•Negative
•Negative environmental
environmental
impact
impact
Financial concerns
•Profitability of operations
•Investment effectiveness
•Financing mode
Optimal
location and
capacity of
rest areas
Legal aspects
•State/regional/local regulations
on land use
•Limitations of spatial development
plans
Project area
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The Project is focused on road performance
on the roads of international level with total
length of 1421 km
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The Project area includes the road land and
land what is directly adjoined to the road.
Research goals and objectives
To assess the results of the previous attempts
to investigate the traffic performance on the
project roads;
To create a socio-economical and
environmental profile of a roadside area;
To define traffic pattern on each road included
in the project area using volume evaluation and
classification;
To get the end-users opinion on the existing
level of infrastructure and their expectations for
the improvement activities;
To develop an integrated data base for the
road performance modeling within the next
Work Package.
Research activities
Task 1. Collection and analysis of the previous studies,
surveys, investigations in transport sector for the
project area.
Task 2. Collection and analysis of available data on existing
legal, spatial planning, environmental and socioeconomic conditions of the roadside area.
Task 3. Traffic flow survey. Collection of primary data
through field work
Task 4. Obtaining of potential project results end-users
opinion. Public opinion poll, interviewing local
authorities.
Task 5. Initial Desk review of collected data. Preparation of
the data base for the following Modeling and Appraisal
Phase.
Research activities
Task 1. Collection and analysis of the previous studies
•Identify the agencies responsible for road sector performing
studies on traffic flows, accidents rate, transport infrastructure
improvement etc;
•Establish contacts with NGOs participating in regional
development programs;
•Request the allowance to approach the available data;
•Develop a structured inventory of available materials,
•Processing of the received data.
Research activities
Task 2. Collection and analysis of available data on existing legal, spatial
planning, environmental and socio-economic conditions of the
roadside area
•Identify the agencies responsible for the spatial planning and land
management activities on the project area on state/regional/local level etc
•Establish contacts with NGOs participating regional development
programs;
•Request the allowance to approach the available data;
•Conduct the meetings and discussions with local Authorities;
•Request for existing direct and indirect socio-economical information;
•Conduct the meetings with initiators of the similar activities in the field of
road infrastructure improvement;
•Develop a structured inventory of available materials, processing of data.
Research activities
Task 3. Traffic flow survey. Collection of primary data through field work
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Collecting information what is enough to describe and evaluate time-of-day, day-of
week, seasonal, directional, geographical variations of traffic flow for different
groups of vehicles.
Research data will become the input data for calculation of rest area parking
capacity and selection of services to be provided by the rest areas’ operators.
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Short-term traffic counts
Application of adjustment factor to get average annual daily traffic (AADT)
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Measurement data:
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Vehicle length detection
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Speed of vehicle by radar
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Counting period: 7 days x 24 hours in order to collect enough data enabling expert
team to describe traffic variations:
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time of day
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day of week
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season (month) of the year
Research activities
Task 3. Traffic flow survey. Collection of primary data through field work
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non-intrusive technology: microwave
radar;
weatherproof case and complete
with battery for 8 days operation;
Per Vehicle data handling;
VDA vehicle data analyser;
Tabular & Graphical Data output;
Simple output to Microsoft Office and
other Windows programs.
Research activities
Task 3. Traffic flow survey. Collection of primary data through field work
Counting site location
The following considerations to
be followed:
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Previous knowledge
about road traffic profile;
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Intersections with other
roads;
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Distance from petrol
stations or other places
of possible stops, route
changes etc
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spacing between counts
along a E-roadway
Research activities
Task 4. Obtaining of end-users opinion.
4.1. Drivers survey
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Units of analysis – one-way trip
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Addressed persons – cargo vehicles
drivers, passengers car drivers
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Points of focus:
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total distance travelled from departure
point to point of destination;
origination;
place for regular short-stops;
place for long stops
Opinion on existing roadside structure
Propositions for improvement
Research team
Project Coordinator
Project Local Coordinator
overall management of research
activities; provision of administrative
support for performing day-to-day
study–related procedures
Project Assistants
Transportation analyst
4 Traffic Research Specialists
Market analyst
overall data management of a
research study and control over
traffic research specialists team
traffic flow field study team: 2 in
Latvia; 2 in Lithuania
desk-review for legal framework;
proper data collection on
available previous studies
Land management analyst
Economic and social analyst
collecting about roadside spatial
planning and environmental data
collecting socio-economic data about
roadside existing infrastructure, roadside
communities and agglomerates
Research timeline
March
Methodology
development
Seminar-workshop.
Session 1
Task 1
Task 2
Task 3
Task 4
Task 5
Seminar-workshop.
Session 2
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
Further steps:
•Assessment of collected research data;
•Logistic scenarios development and analysis
•Identification of the most optimal places for location of the rest area
•Development of feasibility study for establishment of rest area aimed including costs
and benefits analysis
•Identification of the most feasible models for existing environment
•Identification of preconditions for successful operation of rest area
•Development of civil concept-design (architectural, structural, engineering utilities)
•Actualization of financial and socio-economical estimations
•Development of Action plan for implementation of the concept including guidelines
for successful operation
Next workshop-seminar (August, 2012):
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Extended list of stakeholders;
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Initial findings of the field work;
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Identified problem areas;
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Special requirements for 2nd round of field work
Thank you for attention!
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