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Project LLIV-299 CONCEPTS OF ROADSIDE INFRASTRUCTURE AND REST AREAS April 18th, 2012 Transport and Telecommunication Institute. Lomonosova 1, Riga Seminar.

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1 Project LLIV-299 CONCEPTS OF ROADSIDE INFRASTRUCTURE AND REST AREAS April 18th, 2012 Transport and Telecommunication Institute. Lomonosova 1, Riga Seminar – workshop “COMFORT AND SAFETY ON LATVIA- LITHUANIA CROSS-BORDER ROADS. 1st SESSION”

2 Seminar - workshop Agenda Registration. Morning Coffee 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) „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 Development of Road Haulage market: challenges and opportunities Oskars Yuhnevichs member of the LANA board Project research of Latvia-Lithuania cross-border roads performance: objectives, activities, further developments. Part 1. Olga Krumpane LaTDEA project coordinator Coffee break Project research of Latvia-Lithuania cross-border roads performance: objectives, activities, further developments. Part 2. Olga Krumpane LaTDEA project coordinator Discussions

3 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

4 Modern society: 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

5 Movement of goods and people along roads Efficient Comfortable Safe Secure Major road user demands shall be answered: Fatigue management/car care Travel Information/communications/travel management Secure parking, health and property protection Sanitary Facilities/ Recreation facilities

6 Joint scientific, institutional and technical cross border efforts are necessary What type of road side infrastructure would be technically, ecologically, socio-economically and financially FEASIBLE within existing/forecasted cross-border environment? 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 Project Background Road users level: 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. 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.

7 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 Project approved by final decision of the Joint Monitoring and Steering Committee of the Programme on Project start date is: 20/02/2012. Project end date is: 19/05/2013. Project framework

8 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.  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 Projects Objectives: Project framework

9 Project Activities WP 2 Road transportation performance research WP 3 Modeling and assessment of rest area concepts WP 4 Development of roadside infrastructure concepts RESEARCH ANALYSIS DEVELOPMENT Research data analysis; 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; 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 challenges” Project implementation environment data collection; Field survey on traffic flow and travel patterns; Road users opinion survey;

10 LP: Latvian Transport Development and Education Association PP2: Latvian national road haulers Association LANA PP4: Lithuanian National Freight Forwarders Association LINEKA PP3: Kaunas University of Technology Project Partnership LLIV299

11 Project Partnership Project partners are kindly invited to present themselves!

12 Project research of Latvia-Lithuania cross- border 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 LLIV-299 CONCEPTS OF ROADSIDE INFRASTRUCTURE AND REST AREAS

13 rest area/travel plaza/rest stop/service area/roadside park: 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; 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; an effective tools of improvement safe and secure movement of people and goods. Project vision

14 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

15 Safety Rest Areas (USA) SRA Born in 1928, became a nationwide concept in 60 th 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

16 Truck Stops or travel centers (USA) 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 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

17 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 World best practice

18 Natural resources protection areas Negative environmental impact Socio- economical aspects Level of demand/logistics Impact on local economies Indirect effects Technical concerns Proper Land plot Civil engineering Solutions Proximity to other facilities Legal aspects State/regional/local regulations on land use Limitations of spatial development plans Financial concerns Profitability of operations Investment effectiveness Financing mode Ecological aspects Natural resources protection areas Negative environmental impact Optimal location and capacity of rest areas Research problem

19 Project area The Project is focused on road performance on the roads of international level with total length of 1421 km The Project area includes the road land and land what is directly adjoined to the road.

20 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.

21 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 socio- economic 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.

22 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

23 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

24  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. Short-term traffic counts Application of adjustment factor to get average annual daily traffic (AADT) Measurement data: –Vehicle length detection –Speed of vehicle by radar Counting period: 7 days x 24 hours in order to collect enough data enabling expert team to describe traffic variations: –time of day –day of week –season (month) of the year Task 3. Traffic flow survey. Collection of primary data through field work Research activities

25 Task 3. Traffic flow survey. Collection of primary data through field work 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

26 Task 3. Traffic flow survey. Collection of primary data through field work Counting site location The following considerations to be followed: Previous knowledge about road traffic profile; Intersections with other roads; Distance from petrol stations or other places of possible stops, route changes etc spacing between counts along a E-roadway Research activities

27 Task 4. Obtaining of end-users opinion Drivers survey Units of analysis – one-way trip Addressed persons – cargo vehicles drivers, passengers car drivers Points of focus: 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 activities

28 Research team Project Coordinator 4 Traffic Research Specialists Transportation analyst Market analyst Land management analyst Economic and social analyst Project Assistants Project Local Coordinator overall management of research activities; provision of administrative support for performing day-to-day study–related procedures 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 collecting about roadside spatial planning and environmental data collecting socio-economic data about roadside existing infrastructure, roadside communities and agglomerates

29 MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober Methodology development Seminar-workshop. Session 1 Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5 Seminar-workshop. Session 2 Research timeline

30 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

31 Next workshop-seminar (August, 2012): Extended list of stakeholders; Initial findings of the field work; Identified problem areas; Special requirements for 2 nd round of field work

32 Thank you for attention!


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