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CONSOL is a project co-funded by the European Commission – Directorate General for Mobility and Transport and will run 24 months until September 2013. Contributing partners from 8 European countries are working on an interdisciplinary approach on mobility behaviour and mobility needs of the growing group of older road users

Personal Mobility has increased is now seen as an acquired right future transport policies have to be designed inclusive Goals: all segments of the ageing European populations can be safely mobile and lead autonomous lives as long as possible.
(European Commission, White Paper on a common transport policy)

Goal of CONSOL is to promote and ensure safe mobility for all segments of the increasingly heterogeneous ageing European populations as well as advancing the current understanding of mobility needs and safety issues with focus on different socio-economic variables and to cover under-studied knowledge gaps within this field (e.g.: single-pedestrian and non-crash public transport accidents)

CONSOL: Road safety in the ageing societies - CONcerns and SOLutions

CONSOL is a project co-funded by the European Commission – Directorate General for Mobility and Transport and will run 24 months until September 2013. Contributing partners from 8 European countries are working on an interdisciplinary approach on mobility behaviour and mobility needs of the growing group of older road users

CONSOL aims at advancing knowledge by:

  1. combining current knowledge on mobility and safety with newest evidence from basic research (e.g., gender studies, social gerontology & findings on health & functionality with age), while also
  2. covering elderly safety issues (e.g. single-pedestrian & non-crash public transport accidents)
  3. Best practice analysis and discussion of feasibility
  4. Analyses of the roles of the different relevant societal actors

The long-term result of CONSOL will be the enhancement of road safety within the European Union, especially for the elderly road users by:

  • understanding the roles and responsibilities of the different societal actors and
  • covering existing knowledge gaps in order to ensure that policy decisions are made on a solid ground.
  • As a short-term results the project will create new knowledge on
  • the safety of the heterogeneous group of older road users in different travel modes
  • the complex interplay of different societal actors around issues that have bearing on older road users’ safe mobility.