Safer Bicycle Routes in Danube Area
Cycling infrastructure in the Danube region is largely in an early stage of development, especially outside of the major urban areas. Given the benefits that cycling has on the environment, tourism, health, transport multimodality, etc., this fact is both a development opportunity and a substantial safety risk if not properly addressed.
In these COVID-19 times, people across the globe look to bicycling as socially distant transportation and recreation option. The emerging role of bicycles serves as a critical reminder of the need to improve infrastructure, making it safer, forgiving, sustainable, and comfortable. Cycling is a practical solution for sustainable transport and development for which national, regional, and local authorities are showing more willingness to address.
SABRINA project focuses on the road infrastructure safety for cyclists as one of the most vulnerable road users. It tackles cycling infrastructure safety issues on existing, planned, and missing cycling corridors crossing nine countries in the Danube region. Our goal is to improve conditions for road bicycle infrastructure safety in the region by raising capacities of all relevant national, regional, and local stakeholders to build and improve bicycle infrastructure in a safe and sustainable way.
In the frame of the project approximately 5,000 km of EuroVelo bicycle routes will be inspected using specially equipped vehicles, according to the iRAP Methodology.
- Website: http://www.interreg-danube.eu/SABRINA
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABRINAproject
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABRINA_project
- The European Institute of Road Assessment – EuroRAP (Lead Partner, Slovenia)
- University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences (Croatia)
- Austrian Road Safety Board (Austria)
- West Pannon Regional and Economic Development Public Nonprofit Ltd (Hungary)
- Partnership for Urban Mobility (Czech Republic)
- Green Revolution Association (Romania)
- Municipality Ilirska Bistrica (Slovenia)
- AGILE TRANSPORT ANALYSIS S.R.L (Romania)
- Club “Sustainable Development of Civil Society” (Bulgaria)
- Ekopolis Foundation (Slovakia)
- Automobile Club of Moldova (Moldova)
- Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure (Associated partner, Croatia)
- Ministry of Regional Development (Associated partner, Czech Republic)
- Ministry of Transport (Associated partner, Czech Republic)
- Ministry of Infrastructure of the Republic of Slovenia (Associated partner, Slovenia)
Facts and information
- Programme: INTERREG Danube Transnational Programme
- Project duration: 01/07/2020 – 31/12/2022
- Total budget: €2,086,019.00
- ERDF contribution: €1,701,992.40
- ENI contribution: €71,123.75
- Partner’s budget: €186,675.00
Project SABRINA is implemented within the frame of INTERREG Danube Transnational Programme, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) and the Hungarian State.