2012 EstLatRus Traffic, ENPI CBC

Project name: Increasing traffic system’s capability within EE-LV-RU international importance transport corridors / ESTLATRUS TRAFFIC

Project financing: “Estonia-Latvia-Russia” ENPI CBC Programme 2007-2013

Overall objective:
To increase the transport system’s sustainability, capability, accessibility and competitiveness of the Estonian-Latvian-Russian border region as the sphere of national interests through exchange and capacity building in visible traffic safety solutions and development of transport and road information infrastructure.

Specific objective:
– To mobilize more cross-border resources for traffic safety, to improve and implement innovative cross-border traffic safety performance measures, at the same time increasing the public awareness on the traffic safety issues and establishing international cooperation network on traffic safety issues at the cross roads between the European Union and Russian Federation
– To contribute to sustainable transport and public space development by innovative streetscape design solutions and improvements in the transport and road information infrastructure in 12 Estonian, Latvian and Russian settlements located on the strategic transport corridors of international importance

Beneficiary:
Latvian office of Euroregion “Country of lakes” (Latvia)

Partners:
Karsava local municipality (novads) (Latvia)
Kraslava local municipality (novads) (Latvia)
Rezekne City Council (Latvia)
Preili local municipality (novads) (Latvia)
Ludza local municipality (novads) )Latvia)
Vilani local municipality (novads) (Latvia)
Pskov regional public organization “Lake Peipsi Project (Pskov)” (Russia)
The Administration of the Pskov district (Russia)
The Administration of the Krasnogorodsky district (Russia)
The Administration of the Pytalovo district (Russia)
The administration of Pechory district (Russia)
Vхru Town Government (Estonia)
Tartu City Government (Estonia)

Expected results:
– Transport and road infrastructure improved in 12 Estonian, Latvian and Russian settlements located on the strategic transport corridors of international importance:roads and pedestrian roads reconstructed; traffic signs, info stands and welcoming signs installed; recreation areas, parking places, bus stops arranged; marking streets, barriers and crossings including lightening organized;
– 3-days International Forum “Safe Wheel” for 72 bicycle riders:presenting regions, competitions in different “countries”, presentation of new traffic safety methods.
– Installment of 6 traffic education parks in in Karsava, Rezekne, Pskov, Krasnogordosk, Pitalovoand Vory. 6567m2 territory reconstructed, 5 training equipment sets, 16 training materials sets, 1 testing equipment set, 140 FEST-children’s safety sets, training methodology;
– Four international campaigns: “Sleep and drive!” (4 weeks)flyers distributed to 2500 drivers crossing border on both sides of borders (6stands for border crossing points purchased); “Know the traffic regulations abroad”(4weeks), consulates and border guards, spreading 5000 flyers to drivers and travelers; “Father,mother and me – protected family”(1week), min.12000 children will be involved, 12000reflectors disseminated to school children; “Love life” (2 days) for 120 new drivers, new traffic safety methods presented.
– 3 cross-border study (3-days) visits introducing with equipment, testing new drivers system, training to safe driving in extreme situations. Test common borderpatrolling for police. Cross-border network established for min.15 traffic safetypolicemen;
– Study tour to European traffic safety laboratory, Germany (10persons, 5 days);
– 2-days Traffic safety Forum-project Conclusion event for 50 participants.

Duration:
24 months

Budget:
Total budget:1 876 570,00EUR
Programme co-financing: 1 688 913,00 EUR (90%)

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