Developing safe and secure infrastructure and promoting safe behaviour is a key component of sustainable urban mobility.
Safety and security are a core components in creating sustainable urban mobility, and are primary areas of action within CIVITAS, particularly in making roads safer and more secure for 'vulnerable' road users. Improving the safety and security of modes can be an extremely important step in encouraging users to change (or even try) alternative modes, especially when they are perceived as 'unsafe' (e.g. cycling in cities with little dedicated infrastructure, or taking public transport at night). Within CIVITAS, safety and security measures cover infrastructure, education, technological and promotional measures.
The group exchanges through email groups on specific topics of relevance to transport safety and security: from discussing the input to events to questions about measures implemented in CIVITAS cities. This group is open to representatives from CIVITAS Forum member cities who are working on implementing measures related to improving the safety and security of transport in their cities. Members of the group exchange with their peers in the successful implementation, evaluation and dissemination of their measures.
For more information on safe and secure travel contact Miguel Sousa, and to join the group, click on the banner on the right-hand side on this page. Take a look at the cities, which are already members of this thematic group, and view resources relevant to members below.
- First CIVITAS MIMOSA Policy Statement 2009 on Safety & Security: Guidelines & Recommendations for Local Councils & European Policy (en)
For further information on safe and secure travel, visit the measure pages related to this topic here.
For more information on safe and secure travel contact Miguel Sousa.
Find here a full list of measures related to safety and security.