"Don't wait for accidents to happen"



Born in 1950                                                                                                                                          Rob


• Masters degree Human Geography – Planning Sciences in 1978

Professional activities

• Senior Advisor Road Road Safety at Rijkswaterstaat Centre for Transport and Navigation (1999 – present)
• Chair of COST 358 Pedestrians’ Quality Needs project (2006 – 2010)
• PhD research on Walking as a source of wealth and health – a systems approach to walkability and sojourning in public space policy development
• Dutch delegate in OECD working groups on Ageing and Transport (1999 – 2001), Achieving Ambitious Roads Safety Targets (2004 – 2005) and Pedestrian Safety, Urban Space and Health (2007 – 2010)
• Dutch delegate in ERANET ENT15 Sleepiness behind the wheel (2005 – 2010)
• Head of policy/research section of the Dutch Pedestrians Association (1990 – 1999)
• Researcher for EU project on Transport demand of modes not covered by international transport statistics (delegated from Dutch Pedestrians Association)
• Secretary Regional Road Safety Board at province of Drenthe (1981 – 1990)
• Project leader Traffic Safety and liveability at Municipality of Winschoten (1978 – 1982)

Main areas of interest

• Human Factors in Road Safety policy development
• Vulnerable Road Users, particularly pedestrians and older road users
• Strategic research and policy consultancy (Future prospects of mobility and safety; strategic planning road safety, mobility of vulnerable road users)




• Fuβgänger- und Radfahrerunfälle in den Niederlanden – Verkehrszeichen 3/11
• Final report COST 358 Pedestrians’ Quality Needs – Cheltenham, 2010
• Pedestrian and bicyclist injury and fatal accidents – a surprising image – Rijkswaterstaat Centre for Transport and Navigation, Delft, 2010
• Sense and nonsense about Shared Space – For an objective view of a popular planning concept (with Jürgen Gerlach, Dirk Bönke and Jens Leven), Straβen-verkehrstechnik, 2008
• To a new approach to fatigue – Rijkswaterstaat Centre for Transport and Navigation, Delft, 2006

Publications at ICTCT workshops

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