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XXVIIth World Road Congress
Proceedings of the Congress

Foresight Session 05 - Safe designs and speeds for active mobility and multimodal transport

Tuesday, October 3 14:30 - 16:00
Chair: Ahmed KSENTINI, Secretary General of the Tunisian Road Association (ATR), Member of TC3.1 Technical Committee
Room: Conference Hall, 4th floor

The Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 sets a target of halving deaths and injuries by 2030, and jurisdictions are increasingly aiming to achieve vision zero by 2050. With more than 70% of the global population expected to live in urban settings by 2030, ensuring that road designs and speeds are fundamentally safe for all modes, abilities, and journeys in villages, towns and cities will be essential in achieving not only safety targets but also in facilitating efficient movement of large and growing populations and minimising climate and environmental impact. 

In this session participants discussed recent experience in the application of safe system approaches to creating environments that promote active mobility and multimodal transport. They also shared updates on tools that help planners, designers and managers create safe roads and streets.

  1. Welcome and session introduction
  2. Presentations
  3. Questions and answers
  4. Conclusion
  5. Final Conclusions
  6. Organization

Welcome and session introduction


  • Transforming streets for the people that use them
    Paul SUPAWANICH - Global Designing Cities Initiative (GDCI) / Road authority official
  • Interactive survey on key design issues with session audience
    Samar ABOURAAD - Safer Journeys Specialist, iRAP
  • Tools for safe cycling and schools: CycleRAP, Star Ratings for Schools (SR4S) and the Youth Engagement App (YEA)
    Monica OLYSLAGERS (Netherlands) - Global Innovation Manager and Cities Specialist
  • Looking to the future: Predictive Approaches for Safer Urban Environments – Horizon Project Phoebe
    Pedro HOMEM DE GOUVEIA - Senior Policy and Project Manager, POLIS

Questions and answers

• Ahmed KSENTINI, Secretary General of the Tunisian Road Association (ATR)


• Ahmed KSENTINI, Secretary General of the Tunisian Road Association (ATR)

Final Conclusions


Session Organiser and Secretary: Greg SMITH, International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP)