iRAP and its partners have developed a suite of tools that use the iRAP methodology to support infrastructure safety management globally and locally.
Tools developed with partners that use the iRAP methodology are known as RAP apps or Made Safer by iRAP apps. The iRAP methodology and related tools are overseen by the Global Technical Committee (GTC) and managed within the Innovation Framework.
The tools support achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the Global Plan for Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 and Global Road Safety Performance Targets 3 and 4.
The tools can be used at all stages of a road’s lifecycle:
– Planning: includes strategy, policy and project concepts.
|Tool/Protocol||Description||UN target/road lifecycle||Access||Type|
|Crash data||Crash Risk Mapping||Uses detailed crash data to produce maps showing the risk arising from the interaction of road users, vehicles and the road environment.|
|Crash data||DRIVER||An open-source crash data system developed by the World Bank that can link with Risk Mapping and Star Ratings.|
|Infrastructure ratings||Star Ratings||An objective measure of the level of safety ‘built-in’ to the road for vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.|
|Infrastructure ratings||Star Rating for Schools||An evidence-based tool for measuring, managing and communicating the risk children are exposed to as pedestrians.|
|Bicyclist||Infrastructure ratings||CycleRAP||An evidence-based risk assessment model specifically for bicycling and light mobility.|
|Bicyclist||Infrastructure ratings||CycleRAP Demonstrator Tool||The CycleRAP demonstrator tool is available to help understand how the CycleRAP model works.|
|Trauma estimation||Provides estimates of FSIs along each segment of an existing road or design and supports the prioritisation of investment.|
|Trauma estimation||Uses iRAP Star Ratings and crash data to provide enhanced fatality and serious injury estimates for Australian roads.|
|Investment planning||Safer Roads Investment Plans||Draws on data underpinning Star Ratings and FSI Estimates to determine the most cost-effective road safety upgrades.|
|Urban||Investment planning||Urban Countermeasures||Knowledge from across the globe has been brought together in a three-year project managed by the Road Safety Foundation and supported by a grant from the Road Safety Trust. Findings have been incorporated into the iRAP tools as an extra set of countermeasures – Urban Investment Plans.|
|Design||Star Rating for Designs (SR4D)||A package of tools, knowledge products, support and other initiatives so that roads are built safe, right from the start.|
|Design||Star Rating for Road Safety Audits (SR4RSA) manual||This new manual will help policy makers and practitioners involved in designing, upgrading, and rehabilitating roads to meet safety targets and reduce injuries from traffic crashes.|
|Network scanning||EuroRAP RPS 1.0||Based on homogeneous sections and a limited set of road attributes that provide protection to car occupants.|
|Network scanning||ThaiRAP Lite Star Ratings||Developed and used in Thailand with a subset of the Star Rating methodology and linked to a road asset database.|
|Network scanning||Austroads Stereotypes||Illustrate Star Ratings for a range of typical cross-section and operating speed scenarios on the Australian road network.|
|Network scanning||LG Stars Tool||The tool, which reflects common local road types in Western Australia, is an easy-to-use, and cost-effective method to assess the safety of the roads under Local Government management.|
|Network scanning||ViaSegura||In partnership with iRAP, the IDB has developed a digital initiative to assess road infrastructure safety|
|Performance tracking||Performance Tracking||Uses Star Rating and Crash Risk Mapping to measure changes in road safety performance over time.|
|Performance tracking||Star Rating Certification||Provides a certificate verifying the achievement of a 3-star or better safety rating on a road, network or design for all road users to support the celebration of success.|
|Performance tracking||Safe Schools Tracker||A Star Ratings for Schools (SR4S) interactive tool that shares insights about how safety is being improved around schools worldwide.|
|Policy and management|
Policy and management
|Policy and management||Includes business cases for investment, examples of how crashes affect real people and statistics on the world’s roads.|
|Policy and management||The Road Safety Toolkit provides free information on the causes and prevention of serious road crashes.|
|Policy and management||Global Infrastructure KPIs provide the policy road map and recommended metrics for measuring road safety success.|
|Policy and management||This GRSF guide gives an assessment on the magnitude and complexity of road safety challenges faced by low-and middle-income countries (LMICs).|
|Enabling software||ViDA||iRAP’s free-to-air online platform is the data processing engine for Star Ratings, FSI Estimates and Investment Plans, hosting data and analysing results, and the portal for iRAP’s enhanced tools including SR4D and the Star Rating Demonstrator.|
|Enabling software||Star Rating Demonstrator||The Star Rating Demonstrator is a tool which can be used for small assessments of existing roads or road designs and provides a simple way to understand the iRAP models.|
|Enabling software||SR4D Web App||The SR4D Web App is a tool, supported by the World Bank, to assist with Star Rating designs and can be used for small to medium assessments of existing roads or road designs.|
|Enabling software||NetRisk2||iRAP Centre of Excellence ARRB has launched this tool that brings together iRAP Star Ratings and the Australian National Risk Assessment Model (ANRAM) using AusRAP data as an additional infrastructure risk assessment option.|
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