Safer City Streets Network: 6th Meeting
The ITF Safer City Streets initiative offers a platform for road safety experts to share their experience and develop a global database at city level. A full network meeting took place in Lisbon, Portugal, on 16-17 October 2019. The agenda reflected the priorities of the host city, which include vision zero, pedestrian safety, micromobility and the role of data in supporting policy making. ITF and the POLIS network worked together to organise the meeting, similarly to the 4th meeting held in London and Manchester, UK.
The event was attended by representatives from 15 cities, with a total of 95 participants. The meeting represented a capacity building opportunity for most attendees, including many delegates from the city of Lisbon.
On Friday, 18 October, the ITF organised a workshop on micromobility safety, as part of the ITF Corporate Partnership Board (CPB) work programme. This was a chance to identify solutions based on a true dialogue between the industry and local government.
The ITF Safer City Streets initiative 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 ITF's International Road Traffic safety Analysis and Data group (IRTAD), it has grown rapidly to include over 40 cities and offers a global database for road safety performance. The initiative's results include the publication of a global road safety benchmark. Network meetings are organised at least once a year, generally hosted by a member city. Most participants are from local government, road safety research organisations, NGOs and development banks. The previous meeting in Buenos Aires attracted over 90 participants.
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