The Road Safety Foundation has been awarded nearly £200,000 to develop a specialist resource to help local authorities analyse risks to vulnerable road users in towns and cities.
The toolkit aims to help councils find cost-effective highway interventions targeted at reducing fatal and serious injuries and understand the environmental benefits of introducing different traffic measures to urban areas.
The funding comes from the Road Safety Trust under the theme ‘innovative traffic calming and provision for vulnerable road users’.
Sally Lines, chief executive of Road Safety Trust, said: 'We are pleased to be able to provide the Road Safety Foundation with funding to help achieve our vision of zero deaths and serious injuries on UK roads.
'We want to make the roads safer for all users in particular vulnerable road users which includes pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.'
Kate Fuller, road safety engineering director of the Road Safety Foundation, said: 'The improved tools will help authorities to better analyse their urban road networks and identify cost effective improvements targeted at reducing fatal and serious injuries.'
This builds on the work the Road Safety Foundation has already done developing the iRAP safety analysis toolkit and training local authorities on it.
The Road Safety Trust is a registered charity which supports projects and research aimed at making the UK roads safer for all road users.