Rubén M.Cenzano

Chartered Civil Engineer specialised in Transportation

Ingeniero de Caminos especialista en Transporte

new initiatives promoting road safety @ITEhq @ITF_Forum @fia

Posted On Wednesday, 2 November 2016

The International Transport Forum (ITF) and Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) launched Safer City Streets, the new global traffic safety network for liveable cities.

Cities provide data to the Safer City Streets database via a questionnaire and in return have free access to data from peer cities, thus allowing comparisons. The ITF manages the data collection and validation, analyses the data and administrates the network. Safer City Streets will go beyond the database by establishing a network of experts, whose goal is to exchange knowledge and learn from each other and their respective cities. Safer City Streets builds on a 2013 pilot project with nine cities from Europe and North America that shared data on crashes, population, mobility and traffic.

Meanwhile in the US, the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) has joined several US entities (see note) to launch the Road to Zero coalition with the goal of ending fatalities on US roads within the next 30 years.

ITE has also launched the Vision Zero Task Force initiative to advance the goals of the Vision Zero and Towards Zero Deaths movements, which goes hand-in-hand with the Road to Zero coalition's goals.

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