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Report numberRA-MOW-2010-002
TitleThe stakeholders and their criteria in road safety measures
SubtitleThe next step in the development of the MAMCA
AuthorsKoen Van Raemdonck
Elena Novikova
Fredriek Van Malderen
Published byPolicy Research Centre for Mobility and Public Works, track Traffic Safety 2007-2011
Number of pages36
Date01/04/2010
ISBN
Document languageEnglish
Partner(s)Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Work packageOther: Evaluation techniques
Summary

One of the great challenges facing policy makers is to reconcile the different priorities between economic development and environment, while at the same time considering the different social priorities and the distributional consequences of decisions. Transport is a good example of the complexity of these choices. Those policy makers who engage the stakeholders within the domain of sustainability can potentially affect government’s understanding and knowledge. In order to evaluate sustainability of road safety measures the preferences and objectives of all stakeholders need to be taken into account. Therefore, a Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria approach, developed by Macharis (2004), is proposed as an evaluation method which allows to combine tangible and intangible criteria while considering the interests of all stakeholders. The concept of sustainable road safety is introduced first. The theory of stakeholder is explained next. In section 3 an overview of the main road safety measures is given aiming to define the possible scenarios in road safety. In section 4 the main stakeholders and their criteria are identified based on their objectives and the assessment of direct and indirect effects of road safety measures through a literature survey and thorough analysis of the European projects whose main focus was the implementation and assessment of road safety measures. Conclusion finalises the report. 

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