Arena Associates Ltd is backed by more than 40 years of experience in delivering road safety surveys and we have worked with a wide variety of clients in all kinds of sectors. These case studies show some of the work carried out by our road safety auditors.
Project: National Highways Interconnectivity Project in India
Client: World Bank
- Road Safety Expert to the National Highways Interconnectivity Project in India.
Role: Arena Associates provided advice and assistance to the Federal Government with regard to the massive network of rural roads across the continent. The project consisted of a review of current India Roads Congress (IRC) design guidance and a raft of recommendations for updating and improving these documents. Some of the current design guides go back to the 1940s and haven't been replaced since then.
Project: JUTSI project in Jakarta, Indonesia
Client: World Bank / Graham Group
The Jakarta Urban Transport Short-term Implementation Project
Role: Arena Associates provided advice and assistance in formulating practical approaches to relieving Jakarta of the endemic congestion which had recently increased dramatically.
Services provided consisted of analysing the main road corridors and proposing short- to medium-term schemes to promote easier movement for public transport in order to bring about a modal shift from cars and motorcycles. Preliminary designs were produced for the provision of dedicated lanes for buses through some of the grade-separated junctions
Project: Technical Advice project for the Development of National Road Safety Plan and Action Plan for Pakistan
Client: Asian Development Bank / NTU International A/S
- Team Leader on the Technical Advice Project for the Development of National Road Safety Plan for National Highways and Motorways of Pakistan
Role: Arena Associates provided the Team Leader for the road safety element of a general transportation Technical Advice contract. The project, over nearly 3 years, was to improve the road safety situation in the country by concentrating on the 5 Pillars of Road Safety as defined by the UN/WHO comprising -
Project: Rural Roads Project, Sindh Provincial Government in Pakistan
Client: Asian Development Bank
Role: Arena Associates provided expert advice and assistance to the Sindh Government to establish a sustainable rural network with which to promote a more efficient agricultural industry and provide better lines of communication across the Province.
Project: Development of Traffic Safety Engineering Capacity, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
Client: Aramco / Eastern Province Municipality
- Road Safety Advisor to the Eastern Province Amana (Government), Saudi Arabia
Role: Arena Associates provided a traffic safety advisor to assist its Strategic Traffic Safety Signature Program (TSSP) to carry out its Road Safety Program and day-to-day activities at a strategic level. This involved the consultant working within the Eastern Province Amana (Dammam Municipality) and undertaking the following services -
Project: Road Safety Audit: Dahran to Al Hasa Highway, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
Client: Aramco / Al Blehed Consulting
Role: As Lead Auditor, Arena Associates led the audit on all 130km of one of the Eastern Province's major routes to US FHWA standards which included
Project: Safety Audit Services
Client: Transport for London
- Road Safety Audit Consultant and Practitioner to London Olympics Route Network, Cycle Super-Highways, and Capital Scheme Programmes.
Project: Meerzog-Albina Road Rehabilitation
Client: Egis BCEOM International / Suriname Ministry of Planning
Road Safety Expert to the Meerzorg-Albina Corridor Rehabilitation Project in Suriname
Role: Arena Associates provided services to undertake a road safety audit on proposed improvements to the 140km corridor which connects the capital, Paramaribo, to the east with the border with French Guinea. It constitutes part of the planned Integration of Regional Infrastructure of South America east-west corridor linking from Venezuela through the north coast countries to Brazil. The highway network of Suriname is largely limited to the coastal region with only about 25% of the 4300km of road being surfaced.
Project: A9 and Jaffna Roads; feasibility Study and Detailed Design, Sri Lanka
Client: Egis BCEOM International / Jaffna Roads Authority
-Road Safety Expert to advise on A9 and A20 Remediation.
Role: Arena Associates provided the services of a Road Safety Audit specialist to support the process of undertaking a feasibility study and a detailed design for the re-building of the A9 and other local roads following the cessation of hostilities between the Tamil Tigers and the central Sri Lankan Government. The A9 is the main connecting road to the Northern Province with Jaffna as the regional capital. The reconstruction was seen as vital in securing a lasting peace following the protracted civil war.
Project: Feasibility Study & Detailed Design, Connecting Roads to Southern Expressway, Sri Lanka
Client: Egis BCEOM International / Ministry of Local Government & Provincial Councils
Improving Connectivity with the new Southern Expressway
Project: Wrexham Industrial Estate Access Roads
Client: Ramboll Consulting
- A Series of Road Safety Audits on M62, M56, A50, A494 and Wrexham's Gateway to Industry
- Winner of the George Gibby Major Project Award for Excellence in Projects over £3m, at the ICE Wales Project Awards 2013, in Partnership with PM Consulting
Role: Arena Associates provided specialist Road Safety Audit expertise over a period of two years undertaking a succession of audits from Stage 1 (preliminary design) through to Stage 3 (pre-opening) for the various sections of the access network in partnership with the Peter Monger Consultancy.
Access to the Industrial Estate was to be achieved from both north and south approaches all being designed by Ramboll Consulting and constructed by Birse. The estate, referred to by Wrexham Council as "Gateway to Industry" was subsequently awarded the George Gibby Major Project Award for excellence in projects over £3m at the ICE Wales Project Awards 2013.
Project: North Wales and NW Motorways and Trunk Roads
Client: Ramboll Consulting / Highways Agency
Role: Arena Associates provided specialist Road Safety Audit expertise over a period of two years on a series at Stages 1, 2 and 3 on the M62, M56, A50 and A494 in partnership with the Peter Monger Consultancy.
The audits covered minor improvements and the installation of roadside communications equipment.
Additional assistance was provided later for similar telecommunications renewals on the AI(M) between Stevenage and Hatfield
Project: Road Safety Audit Course
Client: NW Road Safety Group
Role: Arena Associates' Director, Lance Fogg, facilitated and presented a one day course entitled "The Essentials of Road Safety Audit" to a gathering of NW road safety engineers and diverse practitioners including RSOs, Police and NHS Unit Trust personnel who were members of Road Safety GB.
The course was designed to inform those who worked in road safety who may have heard about RS Audits but wished to know more and give them an insight into how the process worked and the advantages gained by auditing the design of highway improvements.
The course is accredited by CIHT and is available for any other groups wanting to know more about the process. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Project: Partnership with The Safety Forum
- A Series of Road Safety Audits on Urban Development Projects in North Wales, Lancashire, Cumbria, and Merseyside
Role: Over the past 6 years Arena Associates Ltd have forged an effective and efficient partnership with The Safety Forum to undertake Road Safety Audits across the country on all types of highway schemes at all Stages.
Much of the work has been on Section 38 and Section 278 work associated with major residential and commercial development in North Wales, Lancashire, Cumbria and Merseyside with some additional audits undertaken in Leicestershire and Yorkshire.
The two companies provide a cost-effective and efficient road safety audit service undertaken to the highest professional standards. The depth of experience available in undertaking audits is unmatched in the profession with most audits being carried out by Lance Fogg and Rob Westhead who have over 60 years road safety experience between them.
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Project: Trunk Road Safety Improvements; HE Area 3
Client: Kier Highways Ltd
Role: Arena Associates provided services at the Penrith office of Kier Design Services to augment the resources for this project. The project consisted of analysing collision data and developing appropriate concept designs for engineering interventions to reduce the likelihood of a re-occurrence.
The work concentrated on the A31 which feeds traffic to the south coast in the Poole / Bournemouth area from the M27 and on towards Dorset and the south-west. Consequently a high proportion of the traffic is generated by holidaymakers. Collision data at major junctions and along specific sections was analysed showing many instances of shunts and loss of control crashes. Traffic control and management figured highly in the measures devised to reduce the number of future collisions.
- A Series of Road Safety Audits on Infrastructures Projects in Scotland, in Partnership with MHA Planning & Transport
In Indonesia, Lance worked on behalf of Buchanan & Partners on a multi-disciplinary World Bank project to alleviate congestion in Jakarta by means of improving public transport facilities.
In the UK, he has worked for the Waterman Group as Principal Engineer and for Atkins Highways and Transportation as a Managing Consultant. During these periods, clients have included:
The Department for Transport
The Highways Agency
National Roads Authority
National Audit Office
Derby City Council
Birmingham City Council
Northants County Council
Milton Keynes BC
Cheshire County Council
National Assembly for Wales
Welsh Trunk Road Agency