EMBARQ - Working Towards Safer Roads and Mobility - Holger Dalkmann, director of EMBARQ
EMBARQWorking Towards Safer Roads and MobilityHolger Dalkmann, EMBARQ DirectorRio, June 20th 2012
OverviewOur approach to road safety: avoid, shift, improveSustainable Urban Transport and Urban DevelopmentRoad safety audits on BRT, urban development projects, etc.Traffic Safety Guidelines for Bus SystemsRio+20 Voluntary Commitment
Our approach AVOID motorized travel through the integration of sustainable land use and transport planning – increasing accessibility, saving lives, and protecting the environment. SHIFT to safer, healthier and more environmentally friendly modes, such as public and non-motorized transport. Or preserve the current share of these modes, particularly in developing countries. IMPROVE vehicle and fuel technology of all modes of transport, and ensure safe system design and operations, to maximize health and environmental efficiency of each kilometer traveled.
New York and Atlanta NEW YORK had 3.49 traffic fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants in 2008, making it one of the safest major cities in the world. To a large extent, this is due to investments in quality public transport, cycle infrastructure, and pedestrian improvements. ATLANTA on the other hand, had 10.97 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, making it among the most dangerous cities in the US, on par with some cities in the developing world, which are experiencing high levels of traffic fatalities. Atlanta is a sprawling, auto oriented city, with poor provisions for non-motorized modes and land use patterns not conducive to transit use.
AVOID Aguascalientes – before and afterBefore: Poor accessibility Access to public transport is outside the development Major arterials crossing the neighborhoodAfter: Better transit access Green corridor Pedestrian access
SHIFT Sustainable urban transport Passenger per hour per direction (peak) Crashes per year2 general traffic lanes 3194 2 general traffic lanes 726 1 BRT lane 5000 1 BRT lane 6
Safety impact of BRT (example: Guadalajara) Monthly crashes before and after the implementation of the BRT250 5000 Before BRT During BRT construction After start of operations 4500 Citywide crashes200 4000 3500150 3000 2500100 2000 150050 1000 500 0 0
Global research: BRT and road safetyVancouverGuadalajara Delhi Mexico City Ahmedabad Cali Pereira Bogota Belo Horizonte Curitiba Porto Alegre Brisbane
IMPROVE Road Safety AuditsIntersection in Brazil Recommended redesign from a road safety audit: Improved lane markings, geometry, and signalization
EMBARQ has developeda pilot version of TrafficSafety Guidelines for BusSystems We will road test theseguidelines with externalpartners on BRT projectsaround the world The guidelines areavailable and free to useand anyone is invited toparticipate in the roadtest or provide feedback