The first meeting of a new global Road Designers Consultation Group has occurred today providing valuable insights into how we achieve the shared global goal of safe road designs, with a star rating for every road design on earth.

Over 100 nominations were received from road designers in nearly 50 countries keen to join the Group and provide a road designer’s perspective on how to best advocate for safe road designs and the development of the Star Rating for Designs (SR4D) programme and tools.

The shortlisted Group comprises 16 experts with extensive experience in road design and SR4D, drawn from the private sector, public sector and NGOs, from each region of the world.  Selected group members, all of whom have generously volunteered their time and effort, include:

Adrian Burlacu, Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest, Romania
Ahmed Ksentini, Faculty of Sciences of Sfax (Faculté des sciences de Sfax), Tunisia
Chris Furneaux, Arup, United Kingdom
Gustavo Arbiza, Intendencia de Montevideo, Uruguay
Ilse Malagamba, Safe System Solutions Pty Ltd, Australia
Julian Kwong, Chaussees Limited, China
Kefalo Getahun, Addis Ababa City Administration Road Traffic Management Agency, Ethiopia
Leticia Fonti, Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Matthew Chamberlain, Matt Chamberlain Associates Ltd, United Kingdom
Marko Sevrovic, European Institute of Road Assessment, Croatia
Milly Lumumba, World Bank Group, Kenya
Patricia Garces del Castillo, Universidad de Cartagena, Colombia
Regnald Massawe, Tanzania National Roads Agency
Reg Ting, City Transport Development and Management Office of Pasig, Philippines
Srinivasa Jampana, Louis Berger International – WSP, India
Stelios Efstathiadis, Transportation Solutions, Greece
Syed Yaseen Afshad, Muhel Consulting Ltd, Qatar
Vincent Nguyen, Mott MacDonald, Australia

The Group’s Terms of Reference can be viewed here. Advice and feedback sought may span all aspects of SR4D, for example:

  • The road design process and how software is used
  • The effectiveness of SR4D tools and development needs
  • Training and accreditation
  • Communications

The Consultation Group’s guidance will help inform the development of the Star Rating for Designs web app and global advocacy and action to achieve iRAP’s vision for every road design to have a Star Rating.

For more information on the Star Rating for Designs programme including a demo of the web app, training, how to build organisational capacity and include Star Rating Targets in the tender process, case studies of success and recent news, visit https://irap.org/star-rating-for-designs/

It is very conservatively estimated that Star Rating for Designs
has been performed on more than 13,000km of roads globally:

Case studies of success were shared such as this in Tianjin, China:

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