Sustainable green infrastructure across Europe and safe roads for people
The project aims to improve our understanding of the functioning and effectiveness of different road mitigation strategies in order to find the most cost-efficient way to reduce the impact of roads on wildlife and simultaneously enhance traffic safety. The project will generate new scientific knowledge and insights on needed methods in order to:
- help prevent wildlife mortality due to animal-vehicle collisions;
- assure that the barrier effect of roads is reduced sufficiently to maintain viable wildlife populations, such as the construction of wildlife crossing structures
The project will transfer the knowledge into practical guidelines and tools, so it can be easily accessed and used by road agencies and other stakeholders.
Our approach is to bring together existing knowledge and best-practices from across Europe and beyond by:
- re-analysing existing data through meta-analysis in order to identify road mitigation effects that do not become obvious in data analysis of a single project,
- collecting and analysing new data, and increase our understanding in road mitigation and road maintenance through case studies and demonstration projects.
This project has been funded by the CEDR research funding programme.