Addressing the needs of Vulnerable Road Users

Addressing the needs of Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable road users account for up to 70% of all road related fatalities and serious injuries. Yet infrastructure is often not designed and built to cater for their needs. The IRF and Qatar Traffic Transport and Traffic Safety Centre conducted a three-day international course in Doha to build capacity in this specific field.

“Safe Urban Street Design for Vulnerable Road Users” was attended by 15 senior engineers and provided an opportunity to learn how to design appropriate countermeasures for pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and other vulnerable users. The course addressed as well how to develop educational campaigns to improve Vulnerable Users’ safety.

This was the first of a series of international and certified courses that IRF will be hosting in Doha in collaboration with the Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Centre of the University of Qatar. Three new courses will be offered in 2019: Road Safety Management, Road Safety Audits and Work Zone Safety.

For more information and registrations please contact the IRF Secretariat info[@]

Liesbeth CasierSenior Policy Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Liesbeth Casier is a Senior Policy Advisor with IISD’s Economic Law and Policy Program. She works with the Public Procurement and Infrastructure Finance team on research and advisory services that involve innovation in public procurement. She also works on IISD’s Sustainable Asset Valuation. Liesbeth has advised governments in Bhutan, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, India, Morocco, Paraguay, Senegal, South Africa and the Netherlands.
Liesbeth also works extensively with the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on policy frameworks and the business case for sustainable infrastructure. She represents IISD at the OECD Working Group on Leading Practitioners on Public Procurement.
Liesbeth previously worked with UN Environment and started her career as consultant in auditing and corporate finance with a family-owned consultancy business in Belgium. Liesbeth has an academic background in political science and law.