CONCEPTS OF ROADSIDE INFRASTRUCTURE AND REST AREAS LLIV-299

CONCEPTS OF ROADSIDE INFRASTRUCTURE AND REST AREAS LLIV-299
CONCEPTS OF ROADSIDE INFRASTRUCTURE AND REST AREAS LLIV-299

The project "Concepts of roadside infrastructure and rest areas" was implemented within Latvian-Lithuanian Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013 part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

Project partners:
• Latvian Transport Development and Education Association www.lataia.lv
• Latvian National Association of Hauliers www.lana.org.lv
• Kaunas University of Technology www.ktu.lt
• Lithuanian National Freight Forwarding Association„LINEKA” www.lineka.lt

Project main objectives:
• to develop and justify the concepts of roadside rest areas as effective tools of improvement safe and secure movement of people and goods;
• to promote rest area as an open place, convenient and accessible to all travelers, regardless of age, disability or language, designed for long-term heavy-duty use and ease and efficient maintenance.
Main target groups – state institutions, municipalities, non-government organizations, cargo carriers, local communities’ population and visitors of both countries.

Project Work Packages:
Work Package 2: Road transportation performance research
Work Package 3: Modelling and assessment of rest areas concepts
Work Package 4: Development of Implementation Strategy incl. guidelines for design and maintenance



Project main activities:

• Work Package 2:Road transportation performance research – Is aimed to value the real obstacles of existing situation with road-side areas on chosen E- routes in cross-border region, to identify the real demand for safe and secure parking, to reveal main direct and indirect influences, to provide complex quantitative and qualitative research on road transport performance in project area of both participating countries
• Work Package 3: Modelling and assessment of rest areas concepts - is aimed to elaborate and perform integrated detailed strategic comparative analysis of several scenarios for different functional types of parking areas performance for LV and LT in cross-border project areas and possible effect of this action on the transportation performance and socio-economic activity of the region, environmental sustainability, nature resources.
• Work Package 4: Development of Implementation Strategy incl. guidelines for design and maintenance is aimed to elaborate strategic and operation plans for establishment of two different types of rest areas – highly tailored only for heavy trucks drivers fatigue issues and multi-functional parking and rest areas, including: a) Package of innovative and environmental friendly architectural and engineering design solutions for chosen models of rest areas to match different demands (simple rest area, welcome centre, service plaza etc); b) Maintenance and Operations plan covering recommended feasible locations, action plan for private and public stakeholders, asset management program etc

The results of first project period are:

- Organization of open seminar-workshop "“COMFORT AND SAFETY ON LATVIA-LITHUANIA CROSS-BORDER ROADS. 1st SESSION” in Latvia (Riga) and Lithuania (Kaunas)on aimed to inform the project stakeholders and general public about project objectives and expected results, about activities on transportation performance research and analysis (link to download presentations)
Workshop agendas:
http://www.roadcomfort.eu/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Agenda_1st_seminar_workshop_final.pdf
http://www.roadcomfort.eu/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Project-LLIV_agenda_Kaunas.pdf
Presentations from Riga & Kaunas workshops
http://www.roadcomfort.eu/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Seminar_1-Comfort-roads.ppt
http://www.roadcomfort.eu/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/prezentacija_social-aspects.ppt
http://www.roadcomfort.eu/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Presentation_LINEKA.ppt
http://www.roadcomfort.eu/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/KTU-presentation-for-Riga.pptx
http://www.roadcomfort.eu/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Development-of-Road-Haulage-market.ppt

- Developed Road situation research methodology ( http://www.roadcomfort.eu/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/WP2_Road-Performance-Research-Methodology_rev2.0.pdf)

- Questionnaire for Road-users opinion survey (
http://www.roadcomfort.eu/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Drivers_survey_eng_final1.pdf)

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