Although 91% of traffic crashes in Mongolia are recorded in Ulaanbaatar, 73% of road fatalities occur in rural areas. Dirt and gravel roads are widespread in rural areas and road shoulders are often unsealed. Traction on these surfaces is poorer making it easy to lose control of your vehicle, particularly on curves. Rural road use and associated crashes have a number of common characteristics which tend to lead to higher fatality rates, such as longer travelling distances, varied road environments (including a higher proportion of unsealed dirt roads), a more varied vehicle population (heavy vehicles, mining vehicles, agricultural, etc.), higher travel speeds and a higher risk of serious injury or fatality, and a higher proportion of single-vehicle run-off-road crashes.
The intern will provide insights into issues relating to rural and remote road safety in Mongolia. The insights from this research will contribute to ADB's road safety work in Mongolia, particularly the ongoing Western Regional and Regional Road projects and the proposed Aimag and Soum Centers Green and Resilient Regional Development Investment Program.
- Conduct desktop and stakeholder research to understand more about the causes and characteristics of rural road crashes in Mongolia.
- Collate available data on rural road safety and assets for Mongolia and develop a simple database, including list of roads and their attributes e.g. presence of road signs or not.
- Identify road safety interventions that have been used in rural areas in countries with similar geographies.
- Identify key steps for Mongolia in promoting rural road safety.
- Identify design interventions for road safety, and road asset management activities, crucial to maintain and improve safety of rural and unpaved roads.
- Make a presentation to ADB MNRM, ADB HQ, MRTD and other key stakeholders on findings and recommendations.
A database of rural road assets in Mongolia, and recommendations on rural road safety interventions (across the five pillars, including design interventions, and user and behavioral recommendations) which should be included in ADB project interventions (across all divisions) in regional-Mongolia.
Required Skills and Abilities
- Bachelor of Civil Engineering and currently enrolled in a Master’s or PhD program in Transport Planning, Road Safety, Traffic Engineering, Civil Engineering, or related field.
- Job type:Internships
Engineering Civil Structural
- Closing Date:7th Oct 2020, 6:00 pm