Following successful pilots in Europe and four years of research development in consultation with global cycling and safety experts, CycleRAP will launch at next month’s Velo-city Conference on 14 June in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
CycleRAP is an easy, affordable and fast method of evaluating road and bicycling infrastructure for safety. It aims to reduce crashes and improve safety specifically for bicyclists and other light mobility users by identifying high-risk locations without the need for crash data.
CycleRAP can be used anywhere in the world and will power software tools used for pinpointing and mapping where bicyclist and light mobility crashes are likely to occur.
The model uses data about the features of a road, street or path to evaluate the risk of crashes for bicyclists and light mobility users—irrespective of the type of facility (or whether it is on or off road) and for all crash types.
The tool is intended for use by transport authorities and organisations involved in addressing or advocating for safer facilities for bicyclists and users of other light mobility vehicles.
The CycleRAP model and data will be valuable to a wide range of stakeholders, including transport and urban planners, bike share and micro mobility sharing service providers, bicycle courier and food delivery companies and school communities.
Specific uses could include:
- Addressing explicit or general safety concerns for bicyclists and light mobility users
- Evaluating existing network’s capacity to cater for rapidly increasing demand or increase in new vehicle types
- Prioritise funding and investment into bicycling and light mobility infrastructure
- Assist cities formalising rapid response measures for bicyclists during COVID19.
The CycleRAP Launch will occur during Velo-city 2022 at the Freewheel Stage on 14 June. The conference is being held in-person and the Launch will be open to registered conference delegates. Specific registration for the Launch is not required.
CycleRAP will launch alongside an exhibition of its recent pilot application in the EIRA-EuroRAP SABRINA Project.
The SABRINA Project, running in the framework of the Danube Transnational Programme (Interreg Danube) with co-funding by European Union funds (ERDF, ENI), aims to tackle cycling infrastructure safety issues on existing, planned and missing cycling corridors across 9 countries of the Danube region. The 2.5-year project is assessing 2,500km of long-distance EuroVelo cycle routes, building a tool for their assessment, and canvassing implementation opportunities with road authorities.
The SABRINA Project, its activities and results will also be presented at the booth in the exhibition area of the Velo-city conference.
To register to attend the Velo-city Conference, visit https://www.velo-city2022.com/.
Velo-city is the annual flagship event of the European Cyclists’ Federation. The conference offers a knowledge-exchange and policy-transfer platform to the growing number of more than 1400 Velo-citizens from over 60 countries involved in the policy, promotion and provision for cycling, active mobility and sustainable urban development.
CycleRAP has been developed by the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) in partnership with the Royal Dutch Touring Club (ANWB) and with the financial support of the FIA Foundation.
For more information:
- To learn more about CycleRAP, visit https://irap.org/cyclerap/
- For enquiries on the Launch and implementation of CycleRAP, contact Monica Olyslagers, iRAP’s Global Innovation Manager and Cities Specialist by email [email protected]