Methodology

Vision Zero 2030

Development

The Vision Zero 2030 will be developed in three phases.

Methodology

Phase 1

Guiding Principles of the National Road Safety Strategy: Vision Zero 2030

Report that defines the approach of the National Road Safety Strategy for the decade, according to the needs of our country, the experience gained in the implementation of previous strategic documents and in alignment with international commitments and common visions for this area, including a set of good practices and strategic terms of reference to guide the subsequent phases, which are underway, such as:

The report also presents the framework for Road Safety management in Portugal, the analysis and assessment of the preparation, execution and monitoring process of PENSE 2020, identifying processes to improve the implementation of this new strategy, the most recent data on road crashes in Portugal, as well as its position compared to other European Union countries, the economic and social costs of road crashes and the new approach to Road Safety: the Safe System as an integral element in the fight against road crashes and towards Vision Zero, in addition to the methodology defined for drawing up the Vision Zero 2030.

Other actions to be taken in Phase 1

Sending communications to public and private entities with responsibilities in the road transport system (Road Management Entities, City Councils, Industry, Sector Associations and Organisations, Academia, etc.) to inform them of the drawing up of the new strategy and request their contributions, as well as to the Non-Executive Council of Experts

Provision of the Vision Zero 2030 microsite, which will be a platform for receiving and sharing contributions, disseminating the documents produced, as well as the PENSE2020 data, the road crash rate data, and the national and international documentation on Road Safety

Phase 2

Ongoing.

Scientific-technical reports for the new strategy

Proposal of key elements of the National Road Safety Strategy and how to achieve them, as well as recommendations on the methodologies to draw up the biennial action plans and on the corresponding monitoring and evaluation processes. In general, the road safety management capacity review approach and the evidence-based approach recommended by the Forum of European Road Safety Research Institutes (FERSI) will be applied.

2.1

Diagnosis and evaluation of the current situation

This report comprises an assessment of the current road safety situation, providing a clear overview of the most relevant safety issues in Portugal, and the discussion of future aspects that will most likely need to be considered in the near future. The following activities are planned

This report includes the basic principles for a framework of road safety policies for the next ten years, and the general scientific guidelines and methodological framework for drawing up the National Road Safety Strategy. The following aspects will be addressed

2.2

Basis for Vision Zero 2030

This report will take on board the contributions received that are considered relevant.

2.3

Methodology for drawing up biennial action plans

This report will present the methodology for implementing the biennial action plans, including the procedures for drawing them up, approving the budget, and monitoring their implementation. Two main activities are planned
This report will take on board the contributions received that are considered relevant.

Other actions to be taken in Phase 2

Meetings with key stakeholders with responsibility for road safety, and who will be in charge of implementing road safety measures, as well as with the Non-Executive Council of Experts.

Phase 3

Vision Zero 2030 Strategy and Action Plan 2021-2022

Based on the “technical-scientific” diagnostic reports and evaluation of the current situation, and the basics and key elements for the new strategy, the Vision Zero 2030 Strategy shall be elaborated.

The first Action Plan is prepared based on the third technical-scientific report: Methodology for drawing up biennial action plans.

The final version will incorporate the contributions from the public consultation phase, the direct consultation with entities and stakeholders, and the Non-Executive Council of Experts

Other actions to be taken in Phase 3

Sending communications to public and private entities with responsibilities in the road transport system requesting further input, as well as to the Non-Executive Council of Experts.

Meetings with the entities that will be responsible for the measures in the Action Plan 2021-2022