What is the project about?
The UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 has begun.•
The European Union and development banks have new safety requirements for the road projects they will support.•
A European Road Safety Area has been proposed to ensure road networks are consistently safe for travel between European countries.•
There are growing calls from the European Parliament and motoring clubs to eliminate high risk roads, particularly on busy major national and regional networks where the majority of road deaths are concentrated.
Deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes are a major and growing public health epidemic. In South East Europe, more than 10,000 people lose their lives annually, with a further 100,000 seriously injured. The cost of all road crashes (excluding traffic delay costs) exceeds 2% of the region’s GDP annually. The region contains newly motorising countries where growth in road crashes is not yet fully stabilised, countries where basic stabilisation has taken place and countries where action is leading to declining road deaths at varying rates. In every country the safety of roads carrying high traffic flows is not fit for 21st century purpose.
About SENSOR Project
The South East Neighbourhood Safe Routes (SENSOR) project builds on outstanding cooperation between automobile clubs, universities and road authorities. Co-financed by the South East Europe (SEE) Transnational Cooperation Programme and the European Union, the 2-year project brings together 14 countries – Greece, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Republic of Moldova, Serbia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Albania, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Romania, and Ukraine.
Most countries in South East Europe are constructing new roads or rehabilitating existing roads to achieve mobility benefits and need assistance to target investment so that they can raise the overall level of safety performance of routes in a measurable way. Some countries currently have safety programmes focusing on blackspots which, while highly effective at a local level, are not of a scale proportionate to the loss of life and limb.
Development banks globally have jointly announced their support for safety ratings and improving infrastructure safety performance measurably as part of their UN Decade of Action for Road Safety commitment. The SENSOR project takes safety rating to the next level – moving from measurement to action by identifying the risks that road users face from infrastructure and the changes that can save the most lives for the money available.
To do so, Project Partners will apply the latest tools from the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP), a charity supporting countries and financial institutions worldwide during the UN Decade. The results give GPS-mapped sites where improvements, often as simple as barriers, school crossings or roadside hazard clearance, can make a difference.
Together, SENSOR partners will develop plans to eliminate high risk roads through:1.
a programme of Risk Mapping on the trans-European road network (TEN-T) throughout the SEE Programme Area based on recorded deaths and serious injuries and traffic censuses;2.
a fuller programme of Risk Mapping in participating countries to include busy national and regional roads, or to determine the limitations of existing data recording systems on networks where this cannot be achieved;3.
a programme of road inspections in participating countries on a network on which road deaths are concentrated and undertake (i) safety rating of this infrastructure (Star Rating) for up to 4 road-user classes, and (ii) "bank ready" high-return Safer Roads Investment Plans (SRIP) capable of being implemented as free-standing schemes, within periodic maintenance or within new build and rehabilitation programmes;4.
a programme of mass communications and professional outreach and training involvinginternational figures and celebrities to enable public, political and professional support for safe infrastructure programmes.
Partners & ObserversView Map
The following table shows the countries and territories taking part in the SENSOR project. Institutions responsible for activities within the SENSOR project are listed, along with contact details for each.
Make Roads Safe Hellas [MRSH] (Lead Partner)
Atrina Center, 32 Kifisias Av., 15125 Marousi
Phone: (30) 210 68 94 420
Gerasimou Pardali 30, Chania, 73131 Greece
Phone: (30) 28210 36438
Atrina Center, 32 Kifisias Av., 15125 Marousi
Phone: (30) 210 68 94 420
Attikes Diadromes [ADSA] (Observer)
Attica Tollway 419, Paiania, 19002 Greece
Phone: (30) 210 668200
Slovak Association of Motorsport [SAMS] (Partner)
Dr Martin Juck
Zamocké schody 2/A 81101 Bratislava, Slovakia
Phone: +421 904 992 913
KTI Institute for Transport Sciences [KTI] (Partner)
Professor Peter Hollo
Than Karoly 3-5, Budapest, 119 Hungary
Phone: (36) 1371 5823
Automobile Association of Slovenia [AMZS] (Partner)
Dunajska 128, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone: (386) 1 530 5206
Republic of Moldova
Automobile Club of Moldova [ACM] (Partner)
Chisinau, 33/1, Armeneasca St, Republic of Moldova
Phone: (373) 222 00012
State Chancellory of Moldova [SCM] (Observer)
Piata Marii Adunari Nationale Street 1, Chisinau, MD-2033 Republic of Moldova
Phone: (373) 22 250 314
Automobile and Motorcycle Club of Serbia [AMSS] (Partner)
Ruzveltona 18, Belgrade, 11000 Serbia
Phone: (381) 11 3331114
Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy [MIE] (Observer)
Nemanjina 22-26, Belgrade, 11000 Serbia
Phone: (381) 11 3616292
Automobile Club of Macedonia [AMSM] (Partner)
Ul "Ivo Lolar Ribar" 51, Skopje, 1000 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Phone: (389) 231 81106
Ministry of Transport and Communications [MTC] (Observer)
Crvena Skopska Opstina 4, Skopje, 1000 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Phone: (389) 2 3145 464
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Automobile Club of Bosnia and Herzegovina [BIHAMK] (Partner)
Skendrija 23, Sarajevo, 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phone: (387) 33 212770
Federal Ministry of Transport and Communications [FMTC] (Observer)
Brace Fejica 1, Mostar, 88000 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phone: (387) 36 550025
RC Roads of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina [PCRFBH] (Observer)
Terezje 54, Sarajevo, 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phone: (387) 22 250402
Activities in the following countries are being managed by Partner organisations listed above.
Automobile Club of Albania [ACA] (Observer)
Rruga "Ismail Qemail" 32/1, Tirana, 1019 Albania
Phone: (355) 42 387011
Automobile Cuib of Bulgaria [UAB] (Observer)
Pozitano Square 3, Sofia, 1000 Bulgaria
Phone: (359) 2 9880002
Automobile Club of Croatia [HAK] (Observer)
Avenija Dubrovnik 44, Zagreb, 10010 Croatia
Phone: (385) 166 23134
Automobile Association of Montenegro [AMSCG] (Observer)
Rimski Trg 60, Podgorica, 1000 Montenegro
Phone: (382) 20 234467
Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia [TRACECA] (Observer)
Dinicu Golescu Bd 1, Bucharest, 1000 Romania
Phone: (40) 21 3196163
Odessa Regional Council [ORC] (Observer)
Shevchenko Avenue 4, Odessa, 65032 Ukraine
Phone: (380) 487 189303
All SENSOR Countries
FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society [FIA] (Observer)
60 Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DS, UK
Phone: 44 (0) 207 747 5191
International Road Assessment Programme [IRAP] (Observer)
Worting House, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG23 8PX, UK
Phone: (44) 1256 345598
Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport [EASST] (Observer)
Ashford Road, Ransley Oast, High Halden, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3LL
Phone: (44) 1233 850057
February 2013 25.02.2013
ITC 75th ITC Jubilee Session Geneva, Switzerland 26.02.2013
RTIRN regional training workshop Washington March 2013 04.03.2013
4th Road Safety International Conference Sydney, Australia 04.03.2013
Intertraffic China 2013 Shanghai, China 07.03.2013 IRF Webinar on Data Collation and Statistical Practices to Support Road Safety Policies Online Webinar 16.04.2013
International Highway Technology Summit Beijing ,China 19.03.2013
IRF Regional Conference: North Africa – Mediterranean Marrakech, Morocco 19.03.2013
Brazil Road Expo 2013 Sao Paolo, Brazil 26.03.2013
14th REAAA Conference – The Road Factor in Economic Transformation Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia April 2013 16.04.2013
TRAFFEX 2013 Birmingham, UK 18.04.2013
8th International Conference “Road safety in the community” Valjevo, Serbia 21.04.2013
IRF Safer Roads by Design Across Six Continents II Orlando, USA 23.04.2013 Global Road Safety Film Festival Paris, France 24.04.2013
2013 National Rural Transportation Conference Greenville, USA May 2013 06.05.2013 European Road Safety Day Brussels, Belgium 06.05.2013
UNRSC Global Road Safety Week – Pedestrian Safety Brussels, Belgium 07.05.2013 2013 Decade of Action Policy & Donor Forum St Petersburg, Russia 14.05.2013
FIA Region I Spring Meeting Vienna, Austria 15.05.2013
Road Safety on Four Continents Beijing, China 15.05.2013
2nd IRF Caribbean Regional Congress Bridgetown, Barbados 22.05.2013
International Transport Forum – Annual Summit Leipzig, Germany June 2013 04.06.2013
Towards Zero Conference Stockholm, Sweden 12.06.2013
7th IRU Euro-Asian Road Transport Conference Amman, Jordan 17.06.2013
ISTTT20 - the 20th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory Netherlands 17.06.2013
Senior Road Executives Programme 2013 Birmingham, UK July 2013 19.06.2013 The International Congress: Mobility and Road Safety in an Ageing Society Vienna, Austria 15.07.2013
The 13th World Conference on Transportation Research Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 2013 25.08.2013
T2013 International Conference Brisbane, Australia 26.08.2013
XXVIIIth International Baltic Road Conference Vilnius, Lithuania September 2013 10.09.2013
Walk21 Conference Munich, Germany 18.09.2013
2nd African Infrastructure Projects Johannesburg, South Africa 25.09.2013 Road Safety Support National Safer Roads Partnerships' Conference 2013 Manchester, UK 30.09.2013
European Transport Conference 2013 Germany October 2013 22.10.2013 4th Road Safety Conference 2013 Rome, Italy 29.10.2013
International Seminar National Road Safety Policies and Programmes Buenos Aires, Argentina November 2013 06.11.2013
International Conference “Global challenges in Public Private Partnerships: cross-sectoral and cross disciplinary solutions?” Belgium 09.11.2013
IRF World Meeting 2013 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 2013 January 2014 February 2014 March 2014 April 2014 14.04.2014
Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Paris, France May 2014 18.05.2014
4th International Safer Roads Conference Cheltenham, UK June 2014 July 2014 August 2014 September 2014 October 2014 November 2014 December 2014 June 2013 19 June 2013 SEE Annual conference Bucharest 5 June 2013 Transport Logistic Fair Munich July 2013 3 July 2013 SEROC meeting Athens November 2013 Week 4-7 SENSOR SC meeting Ljubljana Week 4-7 SEROC meeting Ljubljana March 2014 Week 10-15 SENSOR SC meeting Budapest Week 10-15 SEROC meeting Budapest September 2014 Week 15-19 SENSOR SC meeting Chania Week 15-19 SEROC meeting Chania
“Infrastructures Road Safety – Strategies and Tools” Workshop, in Athens.
28 May 2014: Launch event of the Albanian SENSOR results.
6th European Road Safety Day in Athens.
SENSOR Steering Committee, SEROC and EuroRAP General Assembly Meetings in Budapest, Hungary.
On Monday 2nd of December 2013, it was held on Civitel Attic Hotel in Athens the presentation of the Greek Risk Map, organized by Make Roads Safe Hellas. Dr. Evangelos Bellos Read more...
The Sensor project in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia officially started on 09.01.2014 and it has covered 500 kilometers of Trans European network during 4 days of road inspections surveys. The surveys have been completed by video equipped vehicle and a team of EuroRAP accredited road safety inspectors. Read more...
11 November 2013: Sensor project was successfully presented at the Annual International Conference about Road SafetyAnnual International Conference about Road Safety is organized by the AF-CityPlan company, Czech Republic in 11 November in Prague. AF- CityPlan is a EuroRAP member and the conference was supported by the Czech Autoclub UAMK (EuroRAP&FIA member) and the Czech road authorities. It was mainly focused on the Road Infrastructure Safety issues. See more at http://konference.af-cityplan.cz/?p=uvod (in Czech)
In the framework of the SENSOR Road Safety Week organised in Grand Hotel Union in Ljubljana, Slovenia, between the 4th and 7th November, the High level briefing conference was attended by major road safety stakeholders from Slovenia and the Southeast Europe region. Read more...
The Institute for Transport Sciences Nonprofit Ltd. (KTI) organized a training titled “Inspection & Safety Ranking”, as part of the SENSoR project. Read more...
The inspections and the evaluation of 3,500km of the Greek trans-European road network have been started within the framework of the SENSOR project. Read more...
Make Roads Safe Hellas – (MRSH), calls for an open Tender, with awarding criterion the most economically advantageous Offer, for the selection of a Contractor/s concerning the Project “Road inspection, data coding and quality assurance within the project South East neighborhood Safe Routes (SENSOR)” of the South East Europe (SEE) Programme. Read updates here
On 3 July 2013, partners form SENSOR and ROSEE projects will meet in Athens under the framework of the SEROC committee to elect the chairperson and the vice-chairperson as well as to share projects’ findings, elaborate on common methodology and coordinate further actions between the two SEE projects. Download provisional agenda here in pdf.
MRSH (LP) is preparing the release of the second SENSOR international tender for procurement of services. Check for updates regularly here
SENSOR in Slovakian Auto-Moto magazine JACK... Read more...
6-12 May 2013, UN Global Road Safety Week: SENSOR supports the Long Short Walk campaign a global campaign advocating for safe for roads for all. Read more...
SENSOR 1st newsletter released. Read the latest news about SENSOR project, Project partners, SEE programme and other issues related to European road safety. Read newsletter in pdf here.
Make Roads Safe Hellas – (MRSH), calls for an open Tender, with awarding criterion the most economically advantageous Offer, for the selection of a Contractor/s concerning the Project “Consultancy in road assessment for the implementation of the project South East neighbourhood Safe Routes (SENSOR) of the South East Europe (SEE) Programme. Read updates here
The South East Neighbourhood Safe Routes (SENSoR) kick-off meeting was held in Athens on 29 and 30th November 2012... Read more>