A significant step towards real-world testing was made with the publication of the deliverable D4.1, which provides the groundwork for the demonstrations in our three use cases of Athens, Valencia, and West Midlands. The document, which is available here, outlines the three plans as follows:
The Greek capital aims to enhance several urban environments by reducing car lanes on numerous avenues, while establishing a comprehensive network of bicycle routes and striving for the implementation of a 30km/h speed limit.
The Spanish city is assessing several interventions that will impact road user behaviour, mode selection, induced demand, and safety outcomes. Given the challenges of 400-500 annual crashes involving cyclists, Valencia aims to test the effectiveness of different policies and interventions to promote road safety through the PHOEBE framework.
- The West Midlands:
The region around Birmingham analyses the impact of transport interventions, such as new cycling facilities and highway and junction remodelling, on road user behaviour and the respective safety outcomes. Furthermore, the case study also looks at the influence of autonomous vehicles in urban networks. The goal is to encourage active travel, enhance the safety for cyclists and pedestrians, and improve overall transportation efficiency in the region.
These use case data and insights are foundational for testing the PHOEBE Framework, ensuring alignment with the project’s methodological standards and providing a comprehensive view of the urban mobility and safety landscape across these regions. If you would like to learn more about the three pilots, listen to our pilot leader interviews here.