Research & reports

Title: Evaluation of Streets Ahead on Safety Project: Final Report

Organisation: Birmingham City Council & University of Birmingham
Date uploaded: 21st April 2011
Date published/launched: March 2011

The evaluation aims to understand the role that a road safety and traffic engineering scheme has on the wider environment including socio-economic, health and education rather than purely casualty statistics, traffic speeds and flows.

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This report presents the findings from the part of the evaluation of the Inner City Safety Demonstration Project (termed Streets Ahead on Safety Project (SAOS) by Birmingham City Council) carried out by the University of Birmingham. The University of Birmingham is part of the monitoring team for the Department for Transport (DfT) identifying in detail how the Streets Ahead on Safety Project has impacted upon and supported regeneration and accessibility within the project area.

The evaluation aims to understand the role that a road safety and traffic engineering scheme has on the wider environment including socio-economic, health and education rather than purely casualty statistics, traffic speeds and flows.

The evaluation focused upon the general aims for the SAOS (i.e. wider role of safety, partnership approach and potential outcomes) as well as the following specific objectives of the project.

To have a measurable impact on road safety in actual and perceived terms;

To integrate road safety activity into the regeneration and other agendas and build partnerships for delivery;

To secure inclusive engagement and participation with a diverse community, and influencing local views about road safety;

To improve accessibility to jobs, services and leisure opportunities;

To improve quality of life; a safer, vibrant, more stable community.

For more information contact:
Caroline Chapain

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