Säker framkomlighet: sammanfattande slutrapport 2015


This report consolidates evaluations performed within the project “Safe accessibility” on behalf of the Swedish Transport Administration. Four different measures implemented on rural roads in Sweden with the aim to increase traffic safety and improve accessibility are investigated. The measures are; milled centerline rumble strips on rural 2-lane roads, shoulder rumble strips on motorways, narrow2+1 roads with median barrier and divided roads (painted 2+1 roads with median rumble strips).As regards traffic safety, all four measures show reductions in the number of fatalities and seriously injured. For milled centerline rumble strips on rural 2-lane roads, they do not have a confining effect on traffic and have no adverse effect on the rate of rutting. For barrier separated roads (2+1), the results indicated that for Average Annual Daily Traffic (AADT) levels greater than 8,000 vehicles, the annual rut depth development rate is about 25 percent higher than for conventional rural roads. With lower AADT levels, differences reduced to between 10–15 percent. Comparisons between divided roads and conventional roads only showed higher annual rut development rates for AADT levels greater than 8,000 vehicles. A study about the effects and consequences of different types of milled rumble strips showed that there are no known arguments for not using the sinus rumble strips. However, further studies on the impact of drivers of heavy vehicles are recommended. Studies of the effect on traffic efficiency showed that the proportion of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) is an important factor to consider in the design of narrow 2+1 roads and the proportion of HGVs need to be taken into account in the selection of the length of overtaking lanes.



Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) workshop in Stockholm

An open seminar and workshop in Stockholm will be held on 25-26 April 2018. The workshop deals with the use of CBA as a basis for decision-making in the public sector. The workshop is organized by, among others, Professor Jan-Eric Nilsson, VTI.



Ulf Sandberg has been presented with the TTI Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

VTI’s Senior Research Leader Ulf Sandberg has been presented with the TTI Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 for his work on research into tyres and road surface.


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FALCON examines challenges in the transport sector

VTI is one of several important partners in the major FALCON project*, whose purpose is to create knowledge and insight regarding the transport sector. In an initial subproject, VTI has produced a manual on transport, logistics and multimodality.


VTI joined research cooperation in China

In December 2017 VTI became a member of China-Sweden Research Centre for Traffic Safety (CTS).


Swedish German research collaboration on Electric Road Systems

The project “Swedish-German research collaboration on Electric Road Systems” (CollERS) has now officially started. The goal of the project is to increase the common knowledge around Electric Road Systems by cooperation between Germany and Sweden and to...


Electric Road Systems Conference 2018

After a successful first conference in June 2017, the Swedish research and innovation platform for electric roads is arranging the second dedicated International Conference on Electric Road Systems (ERS) June 13th and 14th 2018.