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Friction on wooden surfaces – Final report

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We are happy that our final report for the Skyltfonden-financed project to investigate the frictional properties of wooden pavements as been approved for release.

The main outcome is that all is not what it seems when it comes to the influence of fibre direction on friction and that moisture content is a determining factor influencing how slippery such a surface can become.

It is confirmed that wood is a great surface for safe traffic, performing flawlessly when dry, and clearing the requirements when designed and maintained properly. This means it is an outstanding candidate to replace environmentally-damaging established solutions, in particular in lightweight traffic conditions.

Results will help in our continuous development of safe active mobility infrastructure.