Integration of Road Safety Considerations in Transit-Oriented Development Projects

Integration of Road Safety Considerations in Transit-Oriented Development Projects

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) focuses on the integration of systems for active transport users, public transit users, and other vehicle users in the surrounding areas. Considering the constant interaction of a very high number of different types of road users, within the TOD station area, road safety outcomes become an intrinsic part of TOD projects.

The World Bank has developed TOD Knowledge Products that are a one-stop resource for practitioners, city leaders, stakeholders, and academics. These tools and resources are based on the TOD framework consisting of 5 steps: Assess, Enable, Plan+Design, Finance, and Implement. This framework focuses on providing decision-makers with a step-by-step approach required to make informed decisions for developing implementable TOD plans based on the local contexts.

WRI India has been involved to develop guidance for the inclusion of road safety considerations in each of the five steps of the framework for TOD projects. 

  • This has been addressed through updates and additions to the TOD Implementation and Resource Tools in each of the five steps of the TOD framework, in the form of analytical tools, communication strategies, guides for planning and financing tools, and procurement documents.
  • These modifications and their need has been summarized as a ‘Good Practice Note’ that includes best practices and guidance for applying road safety in TOD projects within the five-step framework.

This engagement on “Integration of Road Safety Considerations in Transit-Oriented Development Projects” for the World Bank, has been prepared with funding from UK AID, through the Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF). 

 

Developed by WRI India for the World Bank. Launched October 2020

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