PROGReSS closing seminar

Event date: 
29 Oct 2019

PROGReSS is a project being carried out as part of the 2016 CEDR Safety call. Its primary aim is to improve the knowledge and experience of National Road Administrations in the field of road safety in such a way that NRA's are able to improve their Guidelines, Standards and Network Strategy.

The project was awarded to a consortium comprising SWOV (leader), TRL (UK); LNEC (Portugal); ARUP (Ireland) and Prof. R. Weber (Germany) and is currently in its concluding phase.

PROGRESS (Provision of Guidelines for Road Side Safety) combines the results of a status quo review of available EU road side safety standards and guidelines with the experiences of National Road Authorities in applying these in the design, operation and maintenance phases of EU roads with speed limits higher than 70km/h. PROGRESS brings together state of the art (theoretical) requirements as defined by current national and international standards regulating the safe design and operation of road sides along higher order EU roads with the practice of applying these requirements and dealing with the difficulties of making compromises and design concessions driven by the reality of project constraints.

PROGRESS has developed a tool to assess and evaluate roadside design and management. It provides recommendations to improve both the quality and use of roadside safety design, operations and maintenance thereby increasing the effectiveness of the road infrastructure safety management. A major aim of the project will be to disseminate the results of the project to NRA’s and practitioners (consultants, contractors and other stakeholders involved in road design and maintenance) using guidelines and standards. 

To this end a closing event is planned on 29 October 2019 at a venue to be announced, most likely in Crowthorne (England) or Dublin (Ireland). During this event a short presentation, summarising the project and introducing the roadside assessment tool, will be given. This will be followed by a hands on demonstration in which participants will be able to apply the tool to real life situations (cases) dealing with roadside safety improvement projects. Parties that may be interested in attending the event can obtain further details regarding the exact programme and venue by mailing Govert Schermers.