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Active Travel Tool from iRAP

10 January 2023

In 2021, The UK Road Safety Trust funded the Road Safety Foundation to develop an Active Travel Tool which aims to help UK road authorities evaluate active travel facilities for both safety according to Safe System principles and age and ability.

The tool allows a spot evaluation of the different available facilities for a given road, rather than a network or route-based evaluation that can be achieved using the full International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) methodology as detailed on the iRAP website or CycleRAP.

The tool uses safety Star Ratings, together with an age and ability criteria to compare bicycle and pedestrian facilities, such as footways, crossings and Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTN). It is envisaged that the tool will be used to support practitioners in their decision making and help communication of safety and Level of Traffic Stress (LTS) considerations to road safety stakeholders and the public.

The full report is available here.