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  • 1. The SAFECYCLE project Introduction to the SAFECYCLE project June 2011
  • 2. Key facts about SAFECYCLE
    • Start: 1 June 2011
    • End: 30 November 2012
    • Co-funded by the European Commission – DG MOVE
    • Partners: Mobycon, University of Hasselt, University of Rome, CDV
    • Objective: Identifying those ICT applications with the best cost-effectiveness concerning road safety for cyclists
  • 3. Some facts about cycle safety
    • Cyclist fatalities reach 6% of all the fatalities in EU countries. In 2005 this amounts to approx. 1200 people for the EU-14.
    • Apart from general factors (e.g. speed and weight of motorised vehicles, lack of protection of cyclists) the main factors for accidents of cyclists are lack of visibility, vehicle control and alcohol consumption.
    • In countries where people cycle a lot, cyclists in general have a lower fatality rate.
  • 4. Goals Safecycle
    • To identify e-safety applications that will enhance the safety of cyclists
      • Reduced chance on accidents
      • Reduced impact of accidents
    • To create knowledge and awareness concerning e-safety applications for cycling
    • To speed up the adoption of e-safety applications in cycling
  • 5. Positioning of SAFECYCLE Cycling SAFECYCLE project ICT Road safety
  • 6. Activities in the project
    • State of the art overview of e-safety applications for cyclists
    • Identify useful e-safety applications and services, based on SWOT analysis
    • Impact assessment of e-safety applications
    • SAFECYCLE platform for communicating results, awareness and match making between relevant parties
  • 7. Expected impacts
    • Improved safety, efficiency and competitiveness of transport systems
    • Optimized mobility of people in urban environments
    • Improved quality of life in urban environments
    • A wider uptake of intelligent vehicle systems and co-operative systems
    • Increased European research excellence
  • 8. ICT dimensions
    • Four dimensions for ICT and safe cycling:
    • ICT on bicycles
    • ICT in other vehicles
    • ICT in infrastructure
    • ICT on the internet
  • 9. European dimension
    • White paper (2011): ” By 2050, move close to zero fatalities in road transport. In line with this goal, the EU aims at halving road casualties by 2020. Make sure that the EU is a world leader in safety and security of transport in all modes of transport. ”
    • Bringing together ICT knowledge and cycling knowledge of European countries
    • SAFECYCLE consortium encompasses four European countries with a worldwide cycling and ICT network
  • 10. Project organisation
  • 11. WP1 - Project management
    • WP Leader: Mobycon
    • Technical management
    • Administrative management
  • 12. WP2 - State-of-the-art review
    • WP Leader: University of Hasselt - IMOB
    • Current developments e-safety applications
    • Future developments e-safety applications
    • The aim is to find at least 50 e-safety for cycling applications or services
  • 13. WP3 - SWOT analysis
    • WP Leader: University of Rome - CTL
    • For each e-safety application identify:
      • Strengths
      • Weaknesses
      • Opportunities
      • Threats
  • 14. WP4 – Impact assessment
    • WP Leader: Mobycon
    • Identify the impact on traffic safety for cyclists
    • Impact assessment will be
      • Qualitatively
      • Quantitatively
    • Focus on direct impacts of the e-safety applications on cyclists. Modal shift aspects will be excluded.
  • 15. WP5 - Recommendations
    • WP Leader: CDV
    • Formulation of recommendations focussing on:
      • Standardisation/harmonization
      • Deployment
      • Research agenda and demonstrations
  • 16. WP 6 - Dissemination
  • 17. SAFECYCLE dissemination
    • Making use of existing networks
    • SAFECYCLE website
    • SAFECYCLE platform
      • The aim is to have at least 1,000 different contacts through the SAFECYCLE platform
    • SAFECYCLE newsletters and articles
      • The aim is to publish at least 50 articles
    • SAFECYCLE conference
  • 18. Planning
  • 19. Project partners
    • Mobycon (NL) (lead partner):
      • Ronald Jorna, phone: +31-38-4225780, e-mail: [email_address]
    • University of Hasselt (BE)
      • Marjolein de Jong, phone: +32-11268111, e-mail: [email_address]
    • University of Rome (IT)
      • Antonino Tripodi, phone: +39-3293906220, e-mail: [email_address]
    • CDV (CZ)
      • Radomira Jordova, phone: +420-607816370, e-mail: [email_address]
  • 20. Contact details
    • If you want more information about the project or if you want to become member of the SAFECYCLE platform, please contact:
    • Ronald Jorna
      • E-mail: [email_address]
    • Henk Jan Zoer
      • E-mail: [email_address]
    • or
    • register at our website: www.safecycle.eu