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To assist road managers, the Belgian Road Research Centre has taken the initiative to pool the expertise of all the road signing specialists of the ministries and the research organizations and institutions most active in this field, with a view to producing an illustrated road managers’ code.
This code can be freely downloaded (in French and in Dutch) from this website.
The ASAP project addresses the issues of speed management in work zones. Speed management of traffic in work zones is important for the safety of both the road user and road worker. A work zone will introduce deviations from normal travel in a discrete road section and appropriate speed is needed to ensure that the driver can navigate the vehicle through the work zone, particularly if there are abrupt lateral deviations from general road design standards.
RAVeL (Réseau Autonome de Voies Lentes) is a feature of Wallonia’s policy for “soft” mobility. This network of segregated cycleways is to provide safety for vulnerable road users. To offer equivalent safety at junctions between these cycleways and ordinary roads, the competent directorate of the Walloon public service department SPW ordered a study from BRRC.
BRRC has a static device for measuring skid resistance in places where conventional skid resistance measurements with measuring vehicles are impossible, such as footways, driveways, industrial floors, road markings, shopping streets, entrance halls, etc. It is the Skid Resistance Tester of the British Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), shortly referred to as SRT by professionals.
BRRC’s information leaflet A57 decribes the device and its applications.