Road safety in the Caribbean region: safe infrastructure (edX)

Road safety in the Caribbean region: safe infrastructure (edX)
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Road safety in the Caribbean region: safe infrastructure (edX)
Learn and explore the good practices and methodologies for a safer road design for all users. You know that 18% of road crashes could be related to the quality of road infrastructure? Studies pointed that unlocking the potential of USD $1.4 trillion in targeted investment in safer roads would achieve 467 thousand lives saved a year. In this course you will learn more about the importance of road safety audits and inspections (RSAs and RSIs) for a safer road infrastructure. The course will explore the RSAs’ methodologies and good practices around the world and, specially, in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Are road investments enough?

In a world were mobility patterns change fast due mainly to the urbanization in the Latin American and Caribbean countries, we should break the old concepts of car-oriented road design and move to a more inclusive roads to all users. More than road investments, road engineers and public officers should learn the new concepts of road design, how to assess the quality of road network from a safety stand-point, and to apply the right tools to build a more forgiving road.

Through readings, videos, hands-on activities, and examples from countries around the world in, the course will support the learners in changing road design practices.

Enjoy the second course from the Road Safety series and be prepared to apply these concepts to build a safer road in your country!

This course is "self-paced" so you can enroll at any time, even if the course has been open for a while. You can take it at the time that is most suitable for you inside the enrolment period of the course.


What you'll learn

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

A. Identify good practices and methodologies in the application of road safety audits and inspections.

B. Identify the road safety needs of non-motorized transport users.

C. Recognize one's own needs and vulnerabilities as a motorized and non-motorized transport user.

D. Compare successful versus unsuccessful practices in the safe integration of non-motorized modes of transportation.


Syllabus


Introductory Module: A Safer Road Infrastructure

Introduction to basic road design concepts.


Module 1: Road Safety Audits and Inspections

This module presents the importance of road safety audits and inspections, and the process to carry out one. You will learn about the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP), one of the most prestigious methodologies to inspect roads.


Module 2: The Infrastructure in the context of the Safe System Approach

This module introduces the concept of Vision Zero and 5-star Roads for all users and presents successful stories from the Caribbean. You will also learn about experiences of urban road design.


Conclusions

Summary of main ideas and final evaluation.



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