Adriaan Schelling

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    2750 Ballerup



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Summary of experience

Adriaan Schelling, through his various appointments with public authorities obtained a comprehensive knowledge on road safety. He has more than 30 years of experience in advising planning and design organizations on traffic-safety issues, both in urban and rural areas.  

Until 2015, he was a Senior Adviser in road safety in The Road Directorate’s Office for Traffic Safety. As the initiator and project manager, he has been responsible for the implementation of the system of road safety audit in the Danish road sector. He has conducted safety audits since the start of the project in 1992.

He is a Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark, Center for Bachelor of Engineering Studies' section of Building and Civil Engineering  and in the Danish Road Sector's Postgraduate Training and Education Program where he participated in the training of all road safety auditors in Denmark. He has also over the years taught at the Danish Road Directorate's training program for foreign engineers.

Until 2015, Adriaan Schelling was the chairman of the Road Standard Group on Road Safety and a member of Road Standard Group on the design of roads and paths in rural areas. He has also been a member of Road Standard Group on the design of roads and paths in urban areas and of Road Standard Group on road and bridge safety barriers. 

Other information


Manual for Road Safety Principles, Road Standards 2017

Black spots on National Highways. Evaluation 2009, Road Directorate 2009

Road Safety Audit, Road Standards 2008

Design Standards for Rural Roads, part 3, Cross sections, Road Standards, 2006

Design Standards for Rural Roads, part 3x, Cross-sections, Examples, Road Standards 2006

Co-author on the book "Roads and Paths" responsible for the chapter "Prevention of Accidents", 1998

Manual on Road Safety Audit, Road Directorate 1997 (English Version)

Manual for Road Safety Audit, Road Directorate 1997 (Danish Version)

Manual for Road Safety Audit, Road Directorate 1993

Traffic Safety in 4-armed priority intersections, 1992

4-armed priority intersections in the counties of Funen and Viborg, 1992

Co-author to Road Standards for Urban Traffic Areas, Road Standards 1991

Co-author on Guidelines for reporting of traffic accidents, Satistics Denmark 1989

Demonstration Project: Traffic Accident Reduction  in Hillerod", 1986

Co-author on Guidelines on licence plate surveys, Road Standards 1985

Note on Alleviation of Traffic accidents in Herlev Municipality, 1984

Co-author on Guideline in Manual Traffic Counts, Road Directorate 1983

Note on Accident reduction on traffic roads no. 1 and 2 Lyngby-Taarbaek Municipality"1981 and 1983

International Experience:

Project Manager for Road Safety Surveys in Shaanxi and Henan Provinces in China, on a World Bank Mission, 1995. The purpose was to describe the current state of road safety work and to identify the main road safety issues.

Based on these results, a road safety action program was developed which was an integral part of the road investment program in the mentioned provinces.

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Research areas

Project manager for introduction of road safety audit in Denmark, including in the Road Directorate. 1992-2015.

Road Safety Auditor on a wide range of projects 1992-. Development and implementation of the Road Directorate's Internal Road Safety Training 1992-1993.

Project manager for safety improvements in four-larmed priority junctions.

Action plan and guidance in drafting local road safety action plans was completed in 1992.

Project manager of the Demonstration Project for the local black spot control in Hillerød, published in a report, 1985-87.

Teacher, Road Sector Postgrduate Training: Road Safety Audit 1994-, The New Road Type Catalog 2007, Detailed Design of Rural Roads 2008.

Teaching the Road Directorate's Education for Foreign Road and Traffic Engineers on Road Safety, 1985, 1987-.

Education/Academic qualification

Civilingeniør, trafik - og byplanlægning, Danmarks tekniske Højskole


M.Sc., Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark


External positions

2013 → …

Associate Professor , Copenhagen University College of Engineering


Part-time Lecturer, Copenhagen University College of Engineering


Road Safety Advisor, Road Directorate


Head of Section, Herlev Municipality


Traffic and urban Planner, Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality


Analist, Danish Road Directorate


Project Manager for Road Safety Surveys, Road Directorate


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