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Road Safety in the Caribbean: safe infrastructure

Road Safety in the Caribbean: safe infrastructure

Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo

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Gratis

Duración : 1 Semana

Studies pointed that unlocking the potential of USD $1.4 trillion in targeted investment in safer roads would achieve 467 thousand lives saved a year.

In a world where mobility patterns change fast due mainly to the urbanization in the Latin American and Caribbean countries, we should break the old concepts of car-oriented road design and move to more inclusive roads for all users. More than road investments, road engineers and public officers should learn the new concepts of road design, how to assess the quality of road networks from a safety standpoint, and to apply the right tools to build a more forgiving road.

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Objetivos

A. Identify good practices and methodologies in the application of road safety audits and inspections. B. Identify the road safety needs of non-motorized transport users. C. Recognize one's own needs and vulnerabilities as a motorized and non-motorized transport user. D. Compare successful versus unsuccessful practices in the safe integration of non-motorized modes of transportation.

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Policy makers and citizens interested in road safety

Temario completo de este curso

Module 1: Road Safety Audits and Inspections

This module presents the importance of road safety audits and inspections, and the process to carry out one. You will learn about the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP), one of the most prestigious methodologies to inspect roads.

Module 2: The Infrastructure in the context of the Safe System Approach

This module introduces the concept of Vision Zero and 5-star Roads for all users and presents success stories from the Caribbean. You will also learn about experiences of urban road design.

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