Training Road Safety for Non Motorized Transport


This 5-day training will teach you to develop a sustainable road safety policy. Through a unique hands-on approach to capacity building, DTV Consultants supports professionals at planning and road authorities, private organisations and NGO’s achieving road safety objectives.

Prerequisite for a safe and sustainable city are safe roads. This starts with designing a sustainable road safety policy. Worldwide statistics show the rate of fatalities is very high amongst pedestrians and cyclists. They are the main target groups in this training. How can we improve road safety for pedestrians and cyclists?

Based on over 50 years of development, evolution, research and innovation our training teaches you everything you need to know to come to a road safety policy. This is based on the Dutch Safe System approach called ‘sustainable road safety’. One of the pillars of this approach is the balance between the classic 3 – E’s: Environment, Education and Enforcement. Nowadays 2-E’s are added: Empowerment and Engagement. Besides teaching you how to implement the different aspects effectively, this training allows you to practise the elements taught. Based on your own experience and show cases, theory is put into practice.

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Through expert presentations, excursions, on-site observations as well as case studies DTV Consultants ensures you achieving the desired results. When you complete our training and return home, you:

  • Know how to position the Road Safety policy of your city/region/county in both European and Worldwide context.
  • Know the basic principles of safe infrastructure design with an emphasis on pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Know the basic principles for Road Safety: 3-E’s (5-E’s)
  • Can balance Strategy/Policy, Traffic Planning and Spatial Planning.
  • Know the principles of Black Spots, Road Safety Audits and Road Safety Inspections.
  • Are able to draw an action plan to improve road safety locally.
  • Have a stronger position in taking road safety (especially for NMT) to the next level in your local situation.


Joop Goos
Goos Consultancy

Joop Goos

Joop Goos is the former Director of VVN (the Dutch Traffic Safety Association) and PRI (La Prévetion Routière International). He brings over 30 years of experience in Road Safety Policy on National Government level and in advocacy organisation.

Willem Buijs
DTV Consultants

Willem Buijs

Willem has extensive experience in international (EU)  mobility projects such as FP4, FP5, FP6, FP7, H2020, IEE en Interreg. Willem is well versed in topics such as sustainable mobility, road safety and traffic research. With over 20 years of experience as consultant and teacher  Willem is among the most highly qualified instructors available.


Paul van den Bosch
DTV Consultants

Paul van den Bosch

Paul van den Bosch has been a with DTV Consultants since 2005 and specialises in cycling mobility and road safety. He has carried out many practical and innovative projects for small, medium, and large cities. Examples of his work include developing a cost-benefit tool for cycling infrastructure, designing cycling reward schemes, creating black spot analyses, and conducting a thorough review/thorough reviews of cycling infrastructure designs. Paul is also a skilled road safety auditor and spends his spare time riding both on- and off-trail as a passionate cyclist.

When and where

Programme outline

Day 1 – Monday

  • Welcome, introductions and practicalities
  • Share your road safety conditions and learning objectives.
  • Explanation of the training program
  • Road Safety policy making context
  • Worldwide Road Safety Policy – state of the art
  • Welcome diner

Day 2 – Tuesday

  • Principles of traffic and road safety
  • Policy making in the field of Road Safety – Sustainable Road Safety
  • Group assignment
  • Excursion by bicycle

Day 3 – Wednesday

  • The importance of data, data collection and analysis
  • Principles of Black Spots and solutions
  • Exercise – black spot visit and on-site observation
  • Excursion and visit to road safety organisation(s) VVN and SWOV

Day 4 – Thursday

  • Road Safety Audits and design principles
  • Design for vulnerable road users: school surroundings and cycling infrastructure
  • Case study introduction and explanation of group assignment
  • Group work – working on the assignment with your group

Day 5 – Friday

  • Presentation of results of group work
  • Field trip
  • Closing drinks

(subject to change)

Starting dates

  • fall 2021 (dates to be confirmed)
  • Training days: 9:00-17:00


  • Amsterdam region – City of Breda

What is the weather like in the Netherlands? (quoted from

  • Spring (June): Overall you can expect quite a bit of sunshine, with lots of blue skies and a normal average temperature of 15° C (59° F) — and daytime highs of 19-20° C (66.2-68° F).

For whom

This training is relevant for mobility professionals and people involved in;

  • Road safety policy development and delivery
  • Accident investigation and safer road policies
  • Road safety and Walking and Cycling
  • Safe Infrastructure design
  • Road safety advocacy


Special introduction price at €3.000

  • Bring your colleague for a 25% discount.

The fee includes:

  • All lectures, workshops, and transportation for the field trips
  • Bike rental (including helmet if preferred) during excursions and site visits
  • A copy of the cycling design manual
  • Personal follow-up session (by telephone) for remaining questions
  • Daily lunches and unlimited coffee and tea
  • A welcome dinner and farewell drinks

The course does not include:

  • Airfare and travel expenses
  • Optional travel extension
  • Insurance
  • Visa expenses
  • Personal expenses

Advice and information

Willem Buijs

Willem Buijs

Kim Heerkens

Kim Heerkens

Consultant Capacity Building