As part of the 2010-2014 master plan for pedestrian traffic in the Brussels Capital Region, a manual has been prepared for the improvement of pedestrian facilities. The first part of this manual deals with pedestrian pavements, and BRRC was mandated to draft this part. It describes the fields of application and the specific features of laying and maintenance of the various paving materials used on pedestrian routes. The environmental aspects involved are discussed as well.
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.
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.