International Seminar "Safer Roads that Save Lives: The PIARC Contributions to the UN Targets and Initiatives"

17-19 October 2018, Beijing (China)

Between October 17 and 19, 2018, the International Seminar "Safer Roads that Save Lives: The PIARC Contributions to the UN Targets and Initiatives" was held in Beijing, China, organized by the Ministry of Transport of the People's Republic of China and the Research Institute of Highway (RIOH China), in collaboration with PIARC (World Road Association), through Technical Committees C1 "National Road Safety Policies and Programs" and C2 "Design and Operation of Safer Road Infrastructure".

Preparatory documents for the International Seminar

Summary of the Seminar

The objective of the Seminar was to present and discuss the progress and innovations that PIARC countries have been making to achieve the goals and initiatives of the United Nations for road safety.

The Seminar began with the welcome to the participants by Mr. Aimin LI, Deputy Director at the Research Institute of Highway (RIOH China). In turn, Mr. Jean-François Corté, PIARC Coordinator for the Strategic Theme Safety, welcomed and presented the roadmap for road safety being followed by PIARC and the contribution that the Road Safety Manual makes in relation to the pillars 1, 2 and 4 of the UN Global Plan of Action.

Subsequently, presentations were conducted on the efforts being made to have safer roads that save lives, with speakers from Australia, China, the United States, Slovenia, Finland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland, Sweden and Mexico. The topics covered basically referred to the issues that in both committees are being addressed during the current 2016-2019 PIARC cycle.

Kirsten Graf-Landmann, PIARC Technical Advisor for the Strategic Theme Safety, described the Plans for the Abu Dhabi World Road Congress to be held Oct. 6-10, 2019.

Based on the presentations and discussions held during the Seminar, it was concluded that:

The Seminar convened around 200 attendees per day.

The program concluded with a technical visit to the facilities of the MOT Testing Ground for Highway and Traffic Engineering and to the G6 Expressway.

International Seminar Program - 17-19 October 2018
Safer Roads that Save Lives: The PIARC Contributions to the UN Targets and Initiatives

Day 1 - October 17, 2018


8:30-9:00 - Conference Registration

Session I: Welcome Address and Global Road Safety Policies and Partnerships
Moderator: Aimin Li, Deputy Director, Research Institute of Highway, Ministry of Transport of China (RIOH)

9:00-9:05 - Welcome to China

• Yonghong Sun, Deputy Director, the Highway Department of Ministry of Transport of China (MOT)

9:05-9:30

9:30-9:40 - Launch of the Chinese Edition of the PIARC Road Safety Manual - Roberto Arditi

9:40-10:30


Session II: Road Safety Policy and Strategy Leadership
Moderator: John Milton, PIARC C1 WGL,Director of Transportation Safety, Department of Transport (USA)

11:00-12:15


Session III: 10 minute Case Studies of Success
Moderator:
John Milton, PIARC C1 WGL,Director of Transportation Safety, Department of Transport (USA)

14:00-15:15

16:00-17:00

17:00-17:20 - Round Table Discussion at End of Day - Imelda Julies, PIARC C1, Project Manager SANRAL (South Africa)

17:20-17:30 - Feedback - Imelda Julies, PIARC C1, Project Manager SANRAL (South Africa)


Day 2 - October 18, 2018


Session IV: Design and Operation of Safer Road Infrastructure
Moderator: Per Andersson, PIARC C2, Project Manager Swedish Transport Agency (Sweden)

9:00-10:30

11:00-12:15


Session V: The road ahead to Abu Dhabi
Moderator: Zhongyin Guo, Professor, Tongji University (China)

14:00-14:35 - The key deliverables and timeline for TCC1 - Roberto Arditi, PIARC C1 Committee Chair; Director of Scientific Affairs, SINA (Italy)

14:35-15:10

15:10-15:25 - PIARC Plans for the future - Jean-François Corté, PIARC Strategic Theme Coordinator (France)

15:25-15:40

15:40-16:00 - Round Table Discussion - Zhongyin Guo, Professor, Tongji University (China)

16:00-16:15 - Conclusions of Seminar and Closing Announcement - Chengcheng Tang, PIARC C2, RIOH (China)


Slideshow of the International Seminar in Beijing

  • Tribune of the seminar

  • Audience of the seminar

  • Tribune of the seminar

  • Speakers

  • Speakers

  • Tribune of the seminar

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