EU Urban Road Safety Award

 

The EU Urban Road Safety Award is now accepting applications!

To view the call for applications, click here. Application deadline: 31 October 2020, 24:00 (CET).

Call for applications

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What is the EU Urban Road Safety Award?

 

The EU Urban Road Safety Award highlights the contribution made by local authorities towards improving the safety of European roads.

It rewards outstanding and innovative achievements by local authorities in the area of road safety and encourages the exchange of good practice across Europe.

Recognising the crucial role that towns and cities across Europe play in improving road safety, especially in light of the fact that 38 percent of road fatalities and more than 50 percent of serious road injuries occur on urban roads, the award rewards local authorities for adopting holistic measures to improve road safety, within the spirit of the internationally recognised 'Safe System' concept.

The 2020 edition of the award is now accepting applications. Application deadline: 31 October 2020, 24:00 (CET).

Call for applications

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Winner, 2019

Pontevedra, Spain

Winner, 1st EU Urban Road Safety Award

Pontevedra reduced road fatalities in the city consistently since 1999, impressively achieving zero road deaths between 2011 and 2018. A host of measures ensure that safety and sustainability go hand-in-hand. The city used a clear and careful monitoring strategy to identify which policies are effective and which need to be updated, resulting in increased active mobility, such as walking and cycling: In Pontevedra, 80% of children aged 6-12 walk to school by themselves. The jury was impressed by Pontevedra’s use of a broad array of measures, including reducing speed limits to 10-30 km/h and creating more public spaces that are attractive for pedestrians.


Finalists:

Jaworzno (Poland)

Ordu (Turkey)