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New surface course for non-slip bicycle paths in an overall perspective

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Coordinator Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut - Statens väg och transportforskningsinstitut
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration April 2018 - February 2019
Status Completed
Venture The strategic innovation program InfraSweden

Purpose and goal

The overall purpose is to be able to recommend the most optimal surface course for walking and cycling paths so that the slip risks can be reduced. The aim of the project is to help to reduce the number of injured cyclists by gathering knowledge about friction properties of different materials under different conditions as well as durability and aging properties.

Expected effects and result

The project compiled basic knowledge about friction and slipperiness on cycle paths through literature review of existing knowledge and compiled it in a report (VTI notat). This report can be used as a basis for continued work, for example the construction and follow-up of test sections. The creation of this knowledge can already be used for safer procurement and facilitates the selection of new design solutions for clients. The project mainly connects to the focus area "Design solutions and construction methods for a sustainable and safe transport infrastructure"

Planned approach and implementation

The project has carried out a workshop with all project partners to gather knowledge and needs. We have participated in the workshop of “Svenska cykelstäders” to further capture needs. The project has been presented in this forum. Two new stakeholders have been added, Karlstad municipality and Tierp municipality. One stake holder (Stockholm municipality) has withdrawn due to lack of resources. During the autumn we will apply for continuation based on gathered information and knowledge.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 6 December 2018

Reference number 2018-00609

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