Safety and urban mobility

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As active travel becomes more popular in Europe, the way in which urban spaces are being used is changing. Safety and urban mobility includes the ways in which practitioners seek to ensure the safety of all road and public space users – incorporating all modes of urban travel. 

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By Patrick Troy / Updated: 23 Mar 2020

Two European capitals cut pedestrian and cyclist deaths to zero after traffic changes

Helsinki and Oslo recorded zero pedestrian and cyclist deaths last year, a milestone that was achieved following changes to traffic infrastructure. Norway achieved zero child road deaths for the first time, based on ages 0-15 years.

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By s.govender@rupp... / Updated: 19 Mar 2020
By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 11 Mar 2020
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 17 Feb 2020

Helsinki has no pedestrian fatalities in 2019

In 2019, the Finnish capital Helsinki recorded, for the first time since it started recording the relevant statistics, a year with no pedestrian fatalities from road traffic accidents.

The Finnish capital keeps, as do many cities, statistics on road traffic accidents and has been doing so since 1960. Only in 2019, did Helsinki, for the first time, record a year with no pedestrian fatalities from road traffic.

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By cnebusi / Updated: 18 Feb 2020
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 10 Feb 2020

International study identifies best urban design to reduce road injuries

A new study has identified the urban design features that help to reduce accidents and injuries on the roads of major global cities.

The study, published by “The Lancet Planetary Health”, investigated how urban design is influencing road accidents and injuries. Researchers categorised 1,632 cities world-wide into nine design types based on each city's urban design characteristics taken from a sample of maps. The categories ranged from cities with well organised road and rail networks to those where public transport hardly exists and the urban area is well spread out.

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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 07 Feb 2020

Hamburg to equip all its trucks with ‘turning assistance systems’

After a series of fatal accidents involving trucks making a turn and cyclists, Hamburg plans to equip the entire urban fleet with turning assistant systems in an effort to improve the safety of vulnerable road users. The measure was announced on 22 January 2020 by Hamburg’s Senators for the Interior, Andy Grote, and Transport, Michael Westhagemann, who invited private transport companies in Hamburg to join the initiative.

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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 29 Jan 2020

European Road Safety Summer School 2020

Mobility experts will gather this summer in Mechelen, Belgium for the European Road Safety Summer School. This is an opportunity to learn about an integrated approach to road safety, based on good examples from European countries. The week will feature group discussions, networking and various knowledge exchange sessions.  

There are five thematic areas, with one topic central to each day’s discussions. They are:

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 19 Mar 2020

Public Health and Sustainable Transport Summit

Please note that this event was originally to take place on 27 March 2020 and has been postponed due to medical guidance. The event has been scheduled to take place on 04 September 2020. Please check the event website for the most up-to-date information.

The Public Health & Sustainable Transport Summit brings together central and local government decision-makers to focus on best practice between the public health, transport planning and urban development sectors.

By Go Mobility 2018 / Updated: 08 Jan 2020

Go Mobility 2020

Go Mobility is the new mobility exhibition of southern Europe, fostered by the Regional Council of Gipuzkoa and the Basque Government.

The event is integrated with the strategy for the development of electromobility that the institutions are fostering, spearheaded by MUBIL – Gipuzkoa Electromobility Center.

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