ON THE MOVE FOR SAFER ROADS IN EUROPE
DEALING WITH URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE:
THE EXPERIENCE OF THE REGION
OF BRUSSELS-CAPITAL
13/10/10
Philippe Barette
Engineer-Director a.i.
Strategy Department
Mobility Brussels
Plan
1. Brussels; City-Region
2. The last ten years
3. Estates General for Road Safety BCR 2003
4. Evolution
5. Perspectives
1. Brussels, City-Region (1/2)
1. Brussels, City-Region (2/2)
Urban challenges:
- Manage congestion
- Struggle against pollution
- Encourage harmonious coexistence between
different users
- Struggle against road accidents
- Guarantee quality of life
- Guarantee accessibility
2. The last ten years (1/1)
2001: The White Paper of the European Union: "The European
transport policy for 2010: time to decide"
2002: Estates-General for Road Safety at the federal level
2003: Estates-General for Road Safety in BCR: 3 areas
2004 and 2005: Annual review
2007: Mid-term and new action plan 2007-2010
2009: Annual review
2010: preparing new action plan 2011-2020
3. EGRS BCR 2003 (1/4)
Objectives:
33% reduction of deaths 30 days and serious injuries
for 2006 (versus 1998-1999-2001), or 29 deaths and 133
serious injuries
50% reduction of deaths 30 days and serious injuries
for 2010 (versus 1998-1999-2001), or 22 deaths and 100
serious injuries
3. EGRS BCR 2003 (2/4)
3 areas:
1. Control-Sanction
2. Infrastructure
3. Sensibilization and education
3. EGRS BCR 2003 (3/4)
Infrastructure
22 measures aimed at:
- lower speeds
- reduce potential conflicts between users / improve
coexistence between users
- improve traffic conditions for vulnerable road users:
PRM, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists
3. EGRS BCR 2003 (4/4)
Infrastructure: review
- Measures overall entered in the practice of road
managers
- Differences between road managers
- Disperse of good practices in road management:
vademecum “PRM”, vademecum “bicycle”, training
“mobility advisers”, ...
- Sometimes conflict of interest between road safety
and capacity, urban design, parking capacity
- Many stakeholders: levels of authority, public authorities
and public services …
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Objectifs EGSR
TA Décembre
Obj. 2006 :
30 déc. 30 j. 35
37
30
26
31
28
Obj. 2010 :
22 déc. 30 j.
Obj. 2015 :
15 déc. 30 j.
Source: SPF Economie DG SIE ; WPR et BNG / Infographie : IBSR
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Moy. de réf. EGSR
:
44 déc. 30 j.
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40
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38
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30
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4. Evolution (1/2)
Died 30 days
60
TA Décédés 30 jours estimé via Baromètre
TA Décédés 30 jours SPF Eco DGSIE
0
Données pondérées
400
350
300
250
200
150
100
50
0
Source : SPF Economie DG SIE / Infographie : IBSR
2008
2007
2006
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Données non pondérées
2001
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1993
1992
1991
Nombre de blessés graves
4. Evolution (2/2)
Serious injured
450
5. Perspectives (1/2)
a) IRIS2 Plan (2010-2018)
- Encourage active modes of transportation:
walking, biking
- Improving road safety
-…
b) Strategic Plan for Public Works and Transport of
Minister of Transport (2010-2014)
- Priority to pedestrians, cyclists and public
transport
- Public spaces on a human scale
-…
5. Perspectives (2/2)
c) New action plan 2011-2020, 9 goals:
- reduce speed
- increase seat belt-carrying
- reduce driving under influence
- encourage prudent and proactive behavior and reduce
high risk behaviors
- protect vulnerable road users: pedestrians, cyclists,
motorcyclists
- develop an intrinsically safe road management
- improve the control-sanction
- improve knowledge of accidents
- anchor road safety in culture and in structures
Thank you for your attention
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