Event

PROGReSS final event

Event date: 
29 Jun 2020

PROGRESS is a project being carried out as part of the 2016 CEDR Safety call. In fact, in Europe a high proportion of crashes remain associated with (unsafe) road sides and verges, namely single vehicle crashes (crashes with objects in the verge or roll-overs) and loss-of-control crashes resulting in head-on and other crash types.

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 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. 

Final event

On June 29, 2019, PROGRESS will hold a final event workshop at the 6th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design. At the workshop a short presentation, summarising the project and introducing the roadside policy 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 by mailing Govert Schermers. Registration for the congress is now open.