City Declaration: "The New Paradigm for Safe City Streets"
The New Paradigm for Safe City Streets is a city declaration setting out the necessary principles for sound effective actions for traffic safety. It was coordinated by Polis and EUROCITIES.
With this declaration on road safety, local and regional authorities reaffirm their key role in building safe systems. As Polis Secretary General Karen Vancluysen said, “Cities are sending a strong message: they are willing to act now to make their streets safer. We hope that this declaration will inspire many more cities across Europe and beyond to not only promote walking and cycling but to also invest in making these modes safe. Death and serious injuries are not an inevitable by-product of urban mobility.”
Signed during the closing plenary session of this year's Annual Polis Conference, the declaration marks a significant step forward in recognising the collective effort that is needed to achieve the target of zero road deaths by 2050.
The following cities signed the declaration:
Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Greater Manchester (United Kingdom)
London (United Kingdom)
Noord Brabant Province (Netherlands)
The following organisations provided their signatures:
CIE (Cycling Industries Europe)
ECF (European Cycling Federation)
EuroRAP (European Road Assessment Programme)
FEVR (European Federation of Road Traffic Victims)
IFP (International Federation of Pedestrians)
IRVA (Irish Road Victims’ Association (Ireland))
MUBi (Associação pela Mobilidade Urbana em Bicicleta (Portugal))
NTUA (National Technical University of Athens (Greece))
Sustrans (United Kingdom)
VSV (Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge (Belgium))
VOI Technology AB
YOURS (Youth for Road Safety)
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