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.
Safety and urban mobility
EIB technical note 'ITS procurement for urban mobility'
Hungary launches an app to tackle speedingSubmitted by Isobel Duxfield on 09 Aug 2021
Hungary has launched an app which encourages drivers to reduce their speed, based on a “points reward” system.
European Week of Regions and Cities
The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy.
Its purpose is to:
Nicosia has finished the revamp of one of its busiest streetsSubmitted by Sofia Pechin on 03 Aug 2021
The city of Nicosia has completed the rehabilitation of Kyriacou Matsi avenue, one of the most important and busiest streets in the Cypriot capital. Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos and Nicosia’s Mayor, Constantinos Yiorkadjis, officially re-opened the street in mid-July 2021, right before the start of the city's busy tourist season. The city underlined that the rehabilitation of Kyriacou Matsi avenue was an extremely important project, which will change the face of the city by making it more beautiful, more functional and more accessible.
Oslo adopts restrictions on e-scootersSubmitted by Michiel Modijefsky on 02 Aug 2021
In July 2021, Oslo City Council adopted new regulations that put several restrictions on e-scooters. The aim of the measures in the Norwegian capital is to reduce the number of accidents and the nuisance that e-scooters cause for some, in particular to people with impaired sight and/or mobility. The most prominent measures include the introduction of a ban on e-scooter rentals between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. in the city and the setting of a cap on the number of e-scooters available for hire.
9th International Cycling Safety Conference
International Cycling Safety Conference (ICSC) is an international forum for researchers and practitioners to share knowledge and ideas on how to make cycling safer. Due to practical constraints, the event scehduled for 10-12 November 2021 is now a fully online format.
The conference will cover a broad range of topics relating to safety of cyclists and cycling as a transport mode. Topics to be covered will include:
Save the date for the Road Safety Charter AwardsSubmitted by Hannah Figg on 15 Jun 2021
New CIVITAS publication reveals tested and effective sustainable mobility solutionsSubmitted by rswa178 on 08 Jun 2021
I. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Speed management will be at the heart of the 6th UN Global Road Safety week (17-23 May 2021), which is being coordinated by the UN Road Safety Collaboration and chaired by World Health Organization (@UNGRSW)
- Cycling, Walking and Swimming competition
- A social media campaign on FB, Twitter, Instagram
- A collaboration between the UN Road Safety Fund (UNRSF) and the European Union (EU)
II. OBJECTIVES AND AUDIENCE
- Support the initiative of the 2021 #RoadSafetyWeek