Cross-Border Road Traffic Safety (SE653)
Funded by South-East Finland - Russia ENPI 2007-2013
Objective of the project
The overall objective of the Cross-Border Road Traffic Safety project was to improve the flow of EU/Russia cross-border traffic by eliminating the “border effect” (accident risk) with the harmonization of road safety approaches. Specific objectives were: - Know-how transfer from the EU partners to Russian partners concerning principles and technologies of sustainable road safety for roads passing densely-populated areas with high motorization levels; - Implementation of some pilot (demonstration) projects as examples of physical improvements of the road environment and monitoring their impacts on traffic safety in Russia; - Wide dissemination of information and skills that will be obtained by the project participants from the Leningrad region to other Russian regions which are lacking in access to the cross-border cooperation.
- Development of the Road Traffic Safety Program for the Municipality of Vyborg District - Identification of the road sections with high accident risk and training the Russian planners and designers on road accident risk management - Organisation of public participation into process of improving safety of urban environment. - Organisation of pilots to transfer know-how of the complete technological cycle. - Organisation of approvals of the pilot re-designs of the unsafe sections of roads and streets with new principles (adapted to high levels of motorization) and public involvement. - Procurement procedure for purchasing traffic safety furniture and materials. - Organisation of the project quality control over site works implemented on the pilot street/ road sections in the Municipalities of Vyborg District and Vsevolozhsk District. - Carrying out the Cross-Border Road Traffic Safety Study in the South East Finland. - Development of improvement plans and designs for the South East Finland cross border roads. - Tendering procedures of implementation on the South East Finland cross border roads. - Implementation of pilot road safety improvements in the South East Finland cross-border roads.
This objective was to be attained by harmonized traffic safety principles and know-how, decision making processes, methodologies and implementation practices. The project strengthened Finnish−Russian cooperation network for the improvement of road traffic safety. The following concrete results, for example, were achieved: the development of the Road Safety Programme for 2015-2020 in Vyborg and Vsevolozhsk and the identification of road sections with a high accident risk (black spot analysis). The Russian planners and designers were introduced to road accident risk management. The cross-border road traffic safety study was carried out for Southeast Finland and plans and designs for the Southeast Finland cross-border roads were improved. The traffic safety materials (such as traffic signs) were also purchased and installed by means of the project co-funding.
AcronymCross-Border Road Traffic Safety
Duration2012-02-01 - 2014-07-31
Total Budget / Programme funding1 318 000 € / 771 120 €
Lead partnerThe Finnish Transport Agency
Lead partner web-site
PartnersSouth-East Finland Development Centre for Business, Transport and Environment
Leningrad Region Transport and Transport Infrastructure Committee
Leningrad Region Traffic Safety Fund
Municipality of Vsevolozhsk District
Municipality of Vsevolozhsk Town
Municipality of Sertolovo Town
Municipality of Vyborg District
Municipality of Vyborg Town
Municipality of Svetogorsk Town