New urban mobility: vision of the future

Ambitions with regard to accessibility, environment, health and quality of life do change the city traffic. The changes are noticeable in the composition of the traffic, such as more two-wheelers and fewer cars, and in the characteristics of vehicles, for example quieter vehicles and faster two-wheelers. What will these developments specifically mean for road safety?

Three steps are required to develop a vision of the future for the safe healthy city. Firstly, the facts must be known: what is the present situation? Secondly, it must be clear how the situation is expected to develop. And finally, the desired end state must be clear: what do we want to see different, how do we see the ideal future? This is the ultimate vision: a colourful desire, meant to enthuse and connect, as a shared target on the horizon.

Research questions

  1. Which developments concerning supply and demand of urban mobility are to be expected in the near future?
  2. What consequences may this have for road safety?
  3. What does the ideal safe and healthy city look like?
  4. How can the road safety of the different kinds of road users (age, mode of transport, reasons for travel, …..) best be integrated/included in mobility policy, health policy and environmental policy?

Activities in 2015

In 2015 is an inventory was made of the major players, their activities and papers/publications were analysed, and SWOV broadly launched its ideas. Furthermore, a workshop with the main players was organized to discuss SWOV's ideas and to obtain new insights.

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Start date: 01 Jan 2015
End date: 31 Dec 2015