In 1999 the National Road Safety Plan (NRSP), among other things, funded the requalification of several unsafe road infrastructures at higher risk of accidents. Unlike other infrastructure investment plans, NRSP usually requires: i) specific safety analysis of crash history to identify the critical road; ii) proactive action, e.g. RSAs and RSARs; iii) before-after accident study; iv) ex-post monitoring of road user behaviours, etc. The paper presents some unsafe roads in urban and suburban areas which were renovated through NRSP strategies and whose projects were submitted to Road Safety Audit procedure for blackspot treatment. It examines the effect of physical traffic calming measures (e.g. roundabouts) on accident risk, user behaviours and LOS (Level of Sevice): ante- and post-operam evaluations are compared on the basis of accident data and investigations in situ (particularly traffic flow and operating speed).

TRAFFIC CALMING BENEFITS: CASE STUDIES FROM ITALY

TICALI, DARIO
2011

Abstract

In 1999 the National Road Safety Plan (NRSP), among other things, funded the requalification of several unsafe road infrastructures at higher risk of accidents. Unlike other infrastructure investment plans, NRSP usually requires: i) specific safety analysis of crash history to identify the critical road; ii) proactive action, e.g. RSAs and RSARs; iii) before-after accident study; iv) ex-post monitoring of road user behaviours, etc. The paper presents some unsafe roads in urban and suburban areas which were renovated through NRSP strategies and whose projects were submitted to Road Safety Audit procedure for blackspot treatment. It examines the effect of physical traffic calming measures (e.g. roundabouts) on accident risk, user behaviours and LOS (Level of Sevice): ante- and post-operam evaluations are compared on the basis of accident data and investigations in situ (particularly traffic flow and operating speed).
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