As an integral part of the PROGReSS project the team is trying to establish the experiences of road authorities with respect to roadside design and management. To facilitate this we request your co-operation in completing an online questionnaire as outlined in the original project plan and communicated to CEDR members by the Chairman of the CEGR WG on Road safety, Mr Herman Moning.
The questionnaire has been designed to collect the experiences of National and other rural Road Authorities and practitioners in Europe with regards to the application and use of design standards and guidelines regulating road side verges alongside rural roads with speeds limits higher than 70km/h and generally includes the higher order roads. The funding countries for the PROGRESS project are: Belgium (Flanders), Ireland, Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden and United Kingdom.
The online survey can be completed on behalf of your (national) road authority and by following the link below.
The Provision of Guidelines for Road Side Safety (PROGReSS)
Participants are invited to register on the project website to view the latest updates on the PROGRESS project and to participate in discussions on the online forum.
This is the ninth transnationally funded research programme carried out under the CEDR Transnational Road Research Programme. The participating CEDR members are Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Finland, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden and the United Kingdom. These road administrations have committed funding for the research and also provide experts for the selection and technical management of the projects. The Call is being managed on behalf of CEDR by Rijkswaterstaat in the Netherlands. The main objective of PROGReSS is to utilise existing guidelines and to develop recommendations for a standardised approach for the design and maintenance of safe roadsides on primary European roads. The work will also focus on maintenance aspects and the safety of workers and road users during road side maintenance. Not only will the project utilise and consolidate existing European and international knowledge, it will harness this to develop a practical and easy to use (decision support) tool with which road authorities will be able to assess and develop the most effective strategy for ensuring safe road side design and operation. The tool will be piloted in a number of the countries funding this research programme. Read more »