Purposes and tasks

Purposes and tasks

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.

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 results:
• Report on Current Road Situation in Latvia-Lithuania Cross Border Area (Research report) (http://www.roadcomfort.eu/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Road-Performance-Research-Report_eng.pdf)
• Road Performance Research Methodology (http://www.roadcomfort.eu/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/WP2_Road-Performance-Research-Methodology_rev2.0.pdf)
• Driver’s inquiry sample (http://www.roadcomfort.eu/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Drivers_survey_eng_final1.pdf)
• Report on strategic comparative analysis of establishment of safe roadside rest areas on Latvia-Lithuania cross-border roads (http://www.roadcomfort.eu/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Modeling_report_eng2.pdf)
• Report of Scenario evaluation for establishment of safe roadside rest area on Latvia-Lithuania cross-border roads (http://www.roadcomfort.eu/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Scenario_evaluation_report.pdf)
• Design guidelines for minor roadside rest area (http://www.roadcomfort.eu/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/1_Concept_minor.pdf)
• Design guidelines for full service rest area/travel centre (http://www.roadcomfort.eu/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/2_Concept_full_service.pdf)
• Roadside infrastructure development Strategic plan for Latvian Lithuanian Cross-border region (http://www.roadcomfort.eu/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/LLIV299-WP4-SRAStrategy.pdf.pdf)
• Outline Designs of Minor Rest Area and Full Service Travel Centre (http://www.roadcomfort.eu/results/developed-materials-outline-designs-for-minor-rest-area-and-full-service-travel-centre/)
All developed materials are available on project’s site - http://www.roadcomfort.eu/results/
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