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. 

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 31 Jul 2020
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 13 Sep 2019


IT-TRANS is one of the leading intelligent urban transport systems conferences where the sector meet to exhange, discuss and invent digital solutions. Experts from around the globe will address key issues such as artifical intelligence and internet of things (IoT), autonomous vehicles, on-demand and shared mobility, data ownership and mobility as a service (MaaS).

By gregorysmith / Updated: 28 Oct 2019

Case study on the effect of the machine learning on congestion handling, Debrecen, Hungary

This case study, produced by the Engineering Faculty, Mechatronical Department at Debrecen University shows the results of the KnK Venturi Traffic Optimisation Machine Learning (ML) System on a given traffic problem. The solution provided by machine learning demonstrates the problem-solving capabilities of new technologies.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 03 Sep 2019
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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 12 Aug 2019

The Netherlands prohibits the use of mobile phones on bicycles

In the Netherlands, since 1 July 2019 it is has not been permitted to cycle while holding a mobile phone. 

This is in recognition of the fact that cyclists using their phones are cognitively and visually distracted. Before the ban, 49% of Dutch people used their mobile phone while cycling, while amongst young people (aged between 18 and 24 years old) the proportion was higher at 75%.

The fine for anyone caught holding a mobile phone while cycling is €95. Cyclists must keep their phone in a pocket, jacket or bag.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 05 Aug 2019

European Commission sets out next steps to improve road safety

On 19 June, the European Commission published details as to how it intends to put its Strategic Action Plan on Road Safety into practice. The published 'Framework' sets out how the Commission intends to reach the target of a 50% reduction in fatalities and serious injuries by 2030. 

By SSPCR / Updated: 31 Jul 2019
By SSPCR / Updated: 24 Jul 2019
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 15 Jul 2019

70% of road deaths in European cities are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists

Tackling urban road safety must be a key priority for the European Union and European countries over the next decade, according to the European Transport Safety Council, authors of a new report. In terms of improvements, Latvia, Greece, Portugal and Poland are the EU countries that made the most progress in reducing urban road deaths between 2010 and 2017.