How the idea for the SABRINA project was born

In 2014, the results of a SENSoR project revealed that approximately 80% of roads in 14 countries of Southeastern Europe are very unsafe for cyclists. According to European Road Assessment Programme protocol (EuroRAP), the roads were granted just one or two out of maximum five stars for safety. With cycling gaining in its popularity, it is becoming evident that cycling infrastructure in the Danube region needs attention.

Cycling infrastructure is largely in an early stage of development, especially outside of the major urban areas. Additional, better, and safer cycling infrastructure will not only attract more people to active mobility and traveling but most importantly prevent serious injuries and fatalities amongst cyclists.

The mission of the SABRINA partnership

The SABRINA partnership tackles cycling infrastructure safety issues on existing, planned, and missing corridors crossing nine Danube area countries. We are inspecting the bicycle routes for safety identifying the risks and potentials for cyclists.

We will provide the decision-makers with resources and tools for safe and sustainable solutions for improved cycling infrastructure in the region. When cycling infrastructure is planned, designed, built, and maintained considering safety of cyclists, pedalling becomes also more enjoyable and preferred way of moving – having positive impact on cyclists’ health, environment, and sustainable development.

To reach our goals, the SABRINA partnership will:

  • Increase awareness of cycling infrastructure safety and knowledge sharing.
  • Increase knowledge of project partners and relevant stakeholders to identify and remove safety risks on cycling infrastructure.
  • Improve transnational cooperation that will enable informed decision on building new cycling routes or improving the existing ones.
  • Share good practices for cycling infrastructure safety improvements.
  • Deliver Safer Cycling Routes Toolkit – an online tool that will be a step-by-step guide for decision-makers towards safer bicycle routes.


Project Partners: 

  • European Institute of Road Assessment – EuroRAP, Slovenia (Lead Partner)
  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Croatia
  • Austrian Road Safety Board, Austria
  • West Pannon Regional and Economic Development Public Nonprofit Ltd., Hungary
  • Partnership for Urban Mobility, Czech Republic
  • Green Revolution Association, Romania
  • Municipality Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenia
  • Agile Transport Analysis S.R.L., Romania
  • Automobile Club of Moldova, Moldova
  • Club ‘Sustainable Development of Civil Society’, Bulgaria
  • Ekopolis Foundation, Slovakia


Associated Strategic Partners:

  • Ministry of the Sea, Transport, and Infrastructure, Croatia
  • Ministry of Regional Development, Czech Republic
  • Ministry of Transport, Czech Republic
  • Ministry of Infrastructure, Slovenia

Project co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, ENI).

REPORT – Best Practices in Cycling Infrastructure – DOWNLOAD

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SABRINA – Safer Bicycle Routes in Danube Area

Danube Transnational Programme (Interreg), Call 3

Better connected and energy responsible Danube region.

1 July 2020–31 December 2022

Overall: 2,086,019.00 EUR
ERDF: 1,701,992.40 EUR
ENI: 71,123.75 EUR

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