There are many reference books on cycle infrastructure. As a result, local and regional planners sometimes appear to be inundated with information and find it difficult to select the solution that best fits their specific situation.
Moreover, the legislation in force for cyclists is manifold, complicated and constantly amended. The Belgian highway code and road managers’ code gather all the legislation on road traffic as a whole, in which it is sometimes difficult to find the required “cycle” information quickly.
This working group was formed by BRRC in 2005, at the request of the authorities in charge of managing road infrastructure in Belgium. It gathers representatives form the three regions (SPW, Bruxelles-Mobilité, MOW), the FPS Mobility and Transport, and a few research organizations (ILTB, BRSI, BRRC).
Road works are a virtually inevitable source of disruption for traffic and annoyance for roadside residents. This issue deserves full attention in road construction. By acting on the right factors it is actually possible to abate disruption and annoyance. As an impartial knowledge centre, BRRC actively participates in various research projects in this topical subject area.
The Mobility – Safety – Road Management Division worked together with engineering firm EGIS in a preliminary study on dynamic mobility and safety management for the installation of variable message signs (VMS) in the Brussels Capital Region. VMS can be used for real-time dissemination of information to road users. Motorists can use this information to change their behaviour or routes.
Drivers are losing time and are sometimes travelling useless kilometres because the directional signing to and within industrial estates is not optimized. The INSIGN project reflected on this problem from the angle of mobility. Emphasis in this project was on the signposting of the estates themselves.