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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.



  • AUSTRIA: Factum Chaloupka & Risser OG (Co-ordinator)
  • DENMARK: DTU - Technical University of Denmark, Department of Transport
  • UK: TRL Limited – Transport Research Laboratory
  • FRANCE: IFSTTAR - Ifsttar French institute of science and technology for transport, development and networks
  • SPAIN: UVEG - Universitat de Valencia-Estudi General
  • SWEDEN: VTI - Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut
  • CZECH REPUBLIC: CDV - Centrum Dopravního Výzkumu (Transport Research Centre)
  • IRELAND: TCD - Trinity College Dublin


CONSOL is a project co-funded by the European Commission – Directorate General for Mobility and Transport

  • Project Duration: 24 months (09/2011 – 09/2013)
  • Total project costs: 671.213€


Work Packages

CONSOL is divided into 6 work packages applying a variety of different methodologies to cover the subject of road safety among senior road users:

Read more: Work Packages