The safety of vulnerable road users in the southern, eastern and central European countries

  • Published: European Transport Safety Council, 2005
  • Authors: A. Avenoso and J. Beckmann
  • Date Added: 28 Jan 2013
  • Last Update: 20 Mar 2013
  • Format: pdf


A policy paper outlining recommendations for vulnerable road users in EU countries with below average road safety records.


Collection of research worked into topics and road safety policy recommendations.

Key Findings:

Recommendations pertinent to safe route planning include:

  • Local authorities should provide shorter and safer routes for pedestrians and cyclists by ensuring that trips are short and routes direct and that the quickest routes are also the safest.

  • In order to promote safer route choice, travel time should be increased on unsafe, undesired routes and decreased on safe, desired routes.

  • Safe routes to school -type schemes should be developed in order to increase the safety of children.

Themes: safe routes, travel time


No primary findings but a recent policy paper demonstrating the role that safe route planning should have in improving road safety.