Road safety

Road safety is an important consideration in BRT planning and in sustainable transport planning generally. All transit passengers are pedestrians at the start and end of their trips, and road, intersection and transit system design all have major potential impacts on pedestrian and bicycle safety.

One useful measure which can be carried out independently or as part of a wider transit or road project is a Road Safety Audit (RSA). The US FHWA defines a Road Safety Audit as "the formal safety performance examination of an existing or future road or intersection by an independent, multidisciplinary team. It qualitatively estimates and reports on potential road safety issues and identifies opportunities for improvements in safety for all road users."

A Road Safety Audit can be combined by Far East BRT with the review of an operating or proposed road or public transport project, especially where there are transit and non-motorized transport components. Such an audit can be carried out at three stages of the project: during the design, after the completion of construction, and during the (preferably early) operation.