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.

Partners

  • OOSTENRIJK: Factum Chaloupka & Risser OG (coördinator)
  • DENEMARKEN: DTU – Technische Universiteit van Denemarken, Ministerie van Transport
  • VK: TRL Limited – Laboratorium voor transportonderzoek
  • FRANKRIJK: IFSTTAR – Ifsttar Frans instituut voor wetenschap en technologie voor transport, ontwikkeling en netwerken
  • SPANJE: UVEG – Universitat de Valencia-Estudi General
  • ZWEDEN: VTI – Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut
  • TSJECHISCHE REPUBLIEK: CDV – Centrum Dopravního Výzkumu (Transportonderzoekscentrum)
  • IERLAND: TCD – Trinity College Dublin

Financiering

CONSOL is een project medegefinancierd door de Europese Commissie – Directoraat-generaal Mobiliteit en Transport

  • Projectduur: 24 maanden (09/2011 – 09/2013)
  • Totale projectkosten: 671.213€

Werkpakketten

CONSOL is opgedeeld in 6 werkpakketten die verschillende methodieken toepassen om het onderwerp verkeersveiligheid bij senior weggebruikers te behandelen:

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