Sustainable safety of non-motorized transport in urban areas

The project ˝Sustainable safety of non-motorized transport in urban areas˝ aims to create the same conditions and safety for all traffic participants, with the emphasis on increasing the safety of non-motorized traffic and the most vulnerable groups.


Urban environments and its residents, as well as those who travel daily for work or for other reasons to towns, are today burden by traffic due to increased need for mobility. The feature of today’s world is that we need, want and can be on the go all day and as a result,  we have a large number of people and vehicles that circulate.

With the increasing importance of non-motorized traffic and the number of cyclists and pedestrians on the roads, the challenge is to plan the non-motorized traffic as a part of the whole transport system. With this project, we want to explore how to create safer routes for non-motorized traffic, and to make the most vulnerable groups equally important users of traffic system.

The first part of the project is focused on research and modeling and the second part on educational and promotional activities for all stakeholders(decision-makers, experts, citizens) and on proposals for changing national regulations and guidelines in order to create spatial-traffic preconditions for equitable development of non-motorized traffic.


  1. Exploring and mapping safe routes for pedestrians and cyclists and developing a methodology for improving traffic safety for non-motorized transport
  2. Developing guidelines and suggestions for changes to national regulations for the safe conduct of non-motorized transport
  3. Education on Sustainable Mobility Planning in cities with a focus on traffic safety. Organization of three roundtables on traffic safety
  4. Study visit to Switzerland and knowledge transfer
  5. Application of advanced modeling technologies
  6. Educational workshops for volunteers and young professionals. Education on Sustainable Mobility Planning in cities with an emphasis on bicycle traffic planning and security

Project coordinator: ODRAZ-Sustainable Community Development

Partners: Faculty of Transport and Traffic Science in Zagreb, association Cyclists Union and Pro Velo Switzerland.

Duration of the project: April 1, 2019 – November 30, 2020

Project value: 1.445.149,36 HRK


Financial support: Swiss-Croatian Cooperation Program – Strengthening Croatian-Swiss Partnerships for Local Social and Economic Growth and Development. Project is co-financed by the Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs.

The views expressed in this text are the sole responsibility of ODRAZ and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs.


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