Safer City Streets Network: 1st Meeting
The 1st meeting of the Safer City Streets network took place on 20 - 21 April 2017 in Brussels at the OECD headquarters. The meeting was jointly organised by the ITF and the POLIS network, in coordination with the POLIS road safety working group. The meeting included a POLIS / ITF Joint Workshop on Road Safety Data in European Cities, where the focus was put on the collection of harmonised and comparable injury data.
A total of 69 participants took part in the Safer City Streets meeting, POLIS meeting and joint workshop. The following 28 cities were represented:
Aguascalientes, Barcelona, Berlin, Bogota, Brussels, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Fortaleza, Guadalajara, Kiev, Lewisham, Lisbon, London, Lyon, Malmö, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Montreal, Nantes, Paris, Paris Area, Rome, Rotterdam, The Hague, Vilnius and Warsaw.
The meeting was an opportunity to review the recent key developments in relation to urban road safety. Parts of the agenda were dedicated to cycling safety, risk indicators, mobility statistics, crash data systems, health data sources and road safety policies.
The ITF Safer City Streets initiative offers a platform for road safety experts working with cities to share their experience and build a global dataset for urban road safety and mobility. It was launched in October 2016 at the UN Habitat III Conference. Thanks to the support of the FIA Road Safety Grant programme, as well as the support from the International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD), it has grown rapidly to include more than 40 cities.