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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.

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1 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

2 Plan 1.Brussels; City-Region 2.The last ten years 3.Estates General for Road Safety BCR Evolution 5.Perspectives

3 1. Brussels, City-Region (1/2)

4 Urban challenges: - Manage congestion - Struggle against pollution - Encourage harmonious coexistence between different users - Struggle against road accidents - Guarantee quality of life - Guarantee accessibility 1. Brussels, City-Region (2/2)

5 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 : Annual review 2010: preparing new action plan The last ten years (1/1)

6 3. EGRS BCR 2003 (1/4) Objectives: 33% reduction of deaths 30 days and serious injuries for 2006 (versus ), or 29 deaths and 133 serious injuries 50% reduction of deaths 30 days and serious injuries for 2010 (versus ), or 22 deaths and 100 serious injuries

7 3 areas: 1.Control-Sanction 2.Infrastructure 3.Sensibilization and education 3. EGRS BCR 2003 (2/4)

8 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 (3/4)

9 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 … 3. EGRS BCR 2003 (4/4)

10 4. Evolution (1/2) Died 30 days

11 4. Evolution (2/2) Serious injured

12 5. Perspectives (1/2) a)IRIS2 Plan ( ) - Encourage active modes of transportation: walking, biking - Improving road safety - … b)Strategic Plan for Public Works and Transport of Minister of Transport ( ) - Priority to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport - Public spaces on a human scale - …

13 c) New action plan , 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 5. Perspectives (2/2)

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