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(Automatic translation)

Adaptation of the conventional road to sections 2 + 1

Xavier FLORES GARCÍA
General Director of Infrastructure of Land Mobility
Generalitat de Catalunya

Albert GÓMEZ ATMELLER
Deputy Director General of Road Use
Generalitat de Catalunya

ABSTRACT

In recent years we have experienced a stagnation in the reduction of accidents on our roads. That means that new actions are necessary, different from those implemented so far, to be able to reduce and implement a zero vision on our roads. In the case of frontal and fronto-lateral collisions, the transformation of conventional roads into 2 + 1 roads is a measure with a relatively low cost and very good results. The article explains and details different experiences carried out in the Generalitat de Catalunya network where, in specific cases with a strong social alarm due to high accident rates, the implementation of these solutions has meant a radical change. At this moment the Generalitat implements an ambitious plan of transformation to 2 + 1 in different axes, and is drafting a design regulation and a circular to self-demand this type of section under certain conditions.

KEYWORDS

Road safety, frontal crash, zero vision, 2 + 1, New section, Innovation, Catalonia.

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