urban road safety

Brussels-wide 30 km/h zone confirmed as Lille reaches 88% street coverage

Brussels-wide 30 km/h zone confirmed as Lille reaches 88% street coverage

Almost the whole of the Belgian capital will be covered by 30 km/h limits from January 2021 the city’s new minister of transport has confirmed. The announcement of the policy was accompanied by the news that automated speed enforcement capacity in the city will be increased and 30 high risk sites will be treated.  A publicity campaign encouraging drivers to respect the new limit ahead of its formal launch has also been running across the city since the announcement. Public pressure for road safety […]

ETSC backing European Parliamentary working group on sustainable and safe active mobility

ETSC backing European Parliamentary working group on sustainable and safe active mobility

ETSC is linking up with 15 organisations to call for the setting-up of a new European Parliamentary “intergroup” to work on sustainable and safe active mobility. Intergroups are unofficial working groups of MEPs, organised around topics of common interest that may not be well covered by official committees.  52 MEPs from across the political spectrum have so-far said they would support the intergroup. ETSC’s role will be to advise the group on how the ongoing shift towards more sustainable and healthy transport modes can […]

EU launches urban road safety award for towns and cities

EU launches urban road safety award for towns and cities

Local authorities across Europe have until 16 December to apply for the first ever EU Urban Road Safety Award, launched as part of this year’s European Mobility Week. The awards recognise the crucial role that towns and cities across Europe play in improving road safety, especially in light of the fact that 38 percent of road deaths and more than 50 percent of serious road injuries occur on urban roads. The award rewards local authorities for adopting holistic measures to improve road safety, within […]

Calls for city SUV ban after four pedestrians die in a single collision

Calls for city SUV ban after four pedestrians die in a single collision

There have been calls in Germany for SUVs to be banned from city centres, following a collision involving a Porsche Macan that was travelling at excessive speed before mounting a pavement and killing four people waiting at a crossing. The causes of the collision are unknown, and are subject to an ongoing police investigation, though media speculation has centred on the possibility of the driver experiencing an epileptic seizure. While the vehicle in question may have been out of control, a number of observers […]

Brussels to become a 30km/h city

Brussels to become a 30km/h city

The new governing coalition of the city of Brussels has agreed to implement a default 30 km/h speed limit across the city from January 2021. The measure, which will apply to all residential streets, but not to main roads such as the inner ring road tunnels, will be a significant extension.  Only around half of the city’s roads currently apply a 30 km/h limit. The main driver’s club, Touring, welcomed the move, saying it would provide “clarity” for drivers. A number of experts have […]

OECD city report recommends shift to cycling in urban areas to improve road safety

OECD city report recommends shift to cycling in urban areas to improve road safety

Modal shift away from private motor vehicles could significantly improve road safety in dense urban areas, according to a new report on urban road safety by the International Transport Forum of the OECD.  Such a shift would also bring public health benefits associated with increased physical activity and improved air quality, according to the authors. The report benchmarked road safety performance in 72 urban areas, mostly in Europe, and illustrates governance solutions to improve urban road safety with case studies conducted in Lisbon (Portugal) […]

30 March 2017 – How to improve urban road safety, Sofia

30 March 2017, 09:30-14:30 30 март 2017 г., 9:30 – 14:30 ч. Bulgarian Red Cross, James Bourchier Blvd. 76, Sofia Български Червен кръст, бул. “Джеймс Баучер” 76, София The State-Public Consultative Commission on the Problems of Road Safety and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) held a high-level debate on road safety in urban areas. Държавно-обществената консултативна комисия по проблемите на безопасността на движението по пътищата и Европейския съвет за безопасност на транспорта (ETSC) имат удоволствието да Ви поканят на семинар свързан с пътната безопасност […]

14 March 2017 – How to improve urban road safety, Lisbon

14 March 2017 – How to improve urban road safety, Lisbon

14 March 2017, 09.00 – 14.00 Altis Grand Hotel, Rua Castilho 11, Lisbon The Portuguese Road Safety Association (PRP) and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) held a high-level debate on road safety in urban areas. A Prevenção Rodoviária Portuguesa (PRP) e o Conselho Europeu de Segurança nos Transportes Transport Safety Council (ETSC) têm o prazer de convidar V. Exa. a participar numa discussão técnica subordinada à temática da segurança rodoviária dentro das zonas urbanas. Government representatives, local authorities, police, researchers, NGOs and other stakeholders […]

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