iRAP’s developing focus on urban areas was showcased at this year’s Transport Research Board (TRB) conference in Washington DC in the United States.
More than 10,000 road safety professionals attended the 96th Annual TRB meeting and its associated conferences between 8-12 January including the annual meeting of the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT). iRAP was represented by its Global Product Director, James Bradford and partners from RAP programmes around the world.
‘This year’s theme was Transportation Innovation: Leading the Way in an Era of Rapid Change. In a presentation entitled ‘Roadway Infrastructure Analysis and Non-Motorised Model Applications’ James reviewed iRAP’s ‘Enhanced Models for Cities of the Future; the CycleRAP programme for bicyclists (which is being developed with EuroRAP Club partner ANWB and iRAP Centre of Excellence partner SWOV) and the Star Rating for Schools app which is also currently under development thanks to support from FedEx.
‘With rapid urbanisation globally there is a need for safe and sustainable mobility for all in urban areas. The enhanced Urban Models and Reporting will help city and road administrators worldwide make roads safer’. James said.