Safer City Streets members
As of 23 October 2018, 49 cities are members of the Safer City Streets network:
Aguascalientes, Amsterdam, Astana, Auckland, Baku, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin, Bogotá, Bordeaux, Bournemouth, Bristol, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Calgary, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edmonton, Fortaleza, Guadalajara, Kiev, La Paz, Lisbon, London, Los Angeles, Lyon, Madrid, Malmö, Manchester, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Montreal, Morelia, Nantes, New York City, Paris, Paris area, Québec, Riga, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, São Paulo, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, The Hague, Vilnius, Warsaw, and Zürich
In 2018, the network is chaired by Rome and London. Two vice chairs, Lisbon and Buenos Aires, will take over in 2019.
Data is key to road safety policies: it is essential to diagnose problems, identify best practice and monitor progress. One of the goals of the Safer City Streets initiative is to collect, analyse and compare road safety data in cities. As of 25 April 2018, member cities have contributed to this effort and supplied data on 31 administrative areas. In addition, the ITF undertakes the collection of road safety data from national and international data sources. As such, casualty data was extracted from the EU CARE database on 41 functional areas (FUAs), as part of an EU-funded project called Access and Safety in European Cities.
Urban areas come with a diversity of shapes and urban forms. The ambition in the Safer City Streets initiative is not to determine what the right perimeter for data analysis is, but to be transparent as to the heterogeneous nature of cities. The plot below illustrates the distribution of population density (y-axis), spatial footprint (x-axis) and total population (bubble size) across 31 administrative and 41 functional areas.