CRISP secured the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) in Australia to complete a pilot project on the engineering application of the Safe System Approach at selected intersections within Alberta’s Capital Region. The Safe System aims to define how intersections should ‘look and operate’ in order to develop a death and serious injury-free transportation system. Several countries have used the Safe System philosophy to develop and implement successful road safety programs, including Vision Zero in Sweden and Sustainable Safety in the Netherlands.
The intent of the project was to highlight the differences between the traditional road-safety practices within the Capital Region and those which can be generated via Safe System approach. The Phase 1 report examines the road environment within the Capital Region and provides recommendations to mitigate any safety risks identified from engineering application of the Safe System model. The Workshop report documents the comments and outcomes of the workshop held in Edmonton to assess the design feasibility of the innovative intersection designs proposed to address problematic intersections within the Edmonton Capital Region