Special Issue "Sustainable and Safe Road Design"
A special issue of Safety (ISSN 2313-576X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: traffic safety; sustainable mobility; microsimulation
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It is my great pleasure that I can address and invite you to contribute to the field of traffic safety, particularly on the field of “Sustainable and Safe Road Design”.
The safe road traffic system ("Safe System") based on Vision Zero, Towards Zero or Sustainable Safety concepts views human life as the first and foremost consideration when designing a road traffic system. Furthermore, the design and operation of a road traffic system is still a huge challenge among engineers and researchers. Safety, as a key issue of road traffic systems, is a permanent process and it is a shared responsibility amongst everyone, including those that plan, design, build, operate, maintain, and use the road system. Concepts of sustainable safe road design, have recently shown huge improvements in terms of reducing fatalities and injuries among all road users. Therefore, this Special Issue offers researchers and readers a look at some key issues within road traffic safety, especially sustainable safe road design concepts which include not only “pure design”, but also driver behavior and human factor challenges associated with progress in the field of sustainability. Key topics should include concepts of:
- Safe roads and infrastructure;
- Self-explaining roads;
- Error-forgiving roads;
- Human factors in road design;
- Sustainable concepts in road design;
- Safe road infrastructure for vulnerable road users.
Prof. Dr. Matjaž Šraml
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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- safe roads
- human factors in road design
- intelligent roads/infrastructures
- concepts of safe intersections.