A newly registered charity, the GreenSafe Foundation, has been set up to ‘push the frontiers of knowledge in safe and sustainable transport’.
The charity, recently launched in Birmingham, has a high-profile Board of Trustees drawn from the private, public and institutional sectors.
Mike Mounfield, chairman of the Board of Trustees, said: “We want to widen access to funding for research into road safety and sustainable transport and ease the transfer of knowledge from researchers to practitioners.
“This is an opportunity to find new and better ways of doing things and then disseminate that knowledge to the people who make things happen.”
Rob Gifford, executive director of PACTS and a member of the Board of Trustees, added: “Sharing knowledge and smarter working will be key to cutting casualties over the next few years. I hope the Foundation will help to achieve both of these.”
The GreenSafe Foundation will take over management of UK-MoRSE, the national road safety engineering evaluation database, which was set up by GreenSafe Limited in 2007.
The GreenSafe Foundation has already secured funding from a corporate and a private donor and will be seeking more funds from a range of sources. The Foundation welcomes applications for small grants.