The Road Safety Foundation has received funding from the Road Safety Trust to help local authorities understand the risks to vulnerable road users.
It will also help councils to understand the benefits of introducing different traffic measures to their urban areas to improve the environment for these users. The project will work in partnership with the successful International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP), four local authorities and road safety charity Brake.
The new resources will be freely available and will help councils to better analyse their urban road networks and identify cost effective improvements targeted at reducing fatal and serious injuries in all user groups and see the innovative application of a proven tool for rural road safety management extended into the urban context.
The added investment will provide local authorities a greater suite of evidence-based countermeasure options to implement in Safer Roads Investment Plans for urban streets, particularly for those targeted at improving safety for vulnerable road user groups, according to the Road Safety Foundation.