Star Rating for Designs (SR4D) is a process and evidence-based programme of applications informed by the iRAP Methodology which enable the objective measure, and improvement, of the level of road safety ‘built in’ to a road design for vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists, before the commencement of civil works.
SR4D enables road engineers and designers, municipalities and road authorities, funding agencies and governments to make roads safer.
Ensuring the safety of a road design before it clears the design phase directly equates to lives and serious injuries saved on the street. Despite knowledge and free tools to improve design safety, unsafe 1- and 2-star roads are still being built.
SR4D strengthens the road safety audit process, complementing it with an objective and repeatable qualification of road user risk (without the need for a high level of experience), and supports the wider potential of Star Ratings as a safety performance metric and maximised safety in road infrastructure investment.
SR4D will be essential to supporting countries to achieve the United Nations Global Road Safety Performance Targets, especially Target 3 to ensure all new roads are built to a 3-star or better standard for all road users.
Road Designers Consultation Group
A Star Rating for Designs Road Designers Consultation Group was established in May 2022 to provide a road designer’s perspective on the development of the SR4D program and tools. See the Group’s Terms of Reference here. Advice and feedback 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
The 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. Their guidance will help inform the development of the Star Rating for Designs tool and global advocacy and action to achieve iRAP’s vision for every road design to have a Star Rating.
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|
|Milly Lumumba||World Bank Group||Kenya|
|Patricia Garces del Castillo||Universidad de Cartagena||Colombia|
|Regnald Massawe||Tanzania National Roads Agency||Tanzania, United Republic of|
|Srinivasa Jampana||Louis Berger International - WSP||India|
|Stelios Efstathiadis||Transportation Solutions||Greece|
|Syed Yaseen Afshad||Muhel Consulting Ltd||Qatar|
|Vincent Nguyen||Mott MacDonald||Australia|
Find out more information on SR4D and how to use it below.
Star Rating for Designs has been made possible through the financial support of the Global Road Safety Facility.
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