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03.07.2020

MMU ENDORSED THE CITY DECLARATION “THE NEW PARADIGM FOR SAFE CITY STREETS”

Marmara Municipalities Union endorsed the city declaration titled “The New Paradigm for Safe City Streets” which is designated and coordinated by the international city networks, POLIS (Cities and Regions for Transport Innovation) and Eurocities.

The Declaration, which came out at the Road Safety Roundtable event co-organized by European Commission and the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety in European Mobility Week 2019, affirms the role of cities in establishing road safety and importance of collective action in reaching the goal of zero road death by 2050. The Declaration consists of ten principles aimed to guide the actions of cities to eliminate insecurities deriving from traffic in urban streets. The principles are the followings:

- Our streets, our responsibility

Don’t blame, protect
City streets are not motorways
Mobility must be safe, or it won’t become sustainable
Safety leads to efficiency
Reduce risk at the source
Fairness and freedom of choice
The right to know
Technology can be a promise, not an alibi
Let cities lead
 
For more information, you can contact Pedro Homem de Gouveia (
pgouveia@polisnetwork.eu) or Thomas Willson (thomas.willson@eurocities.eu)
 
You can reach the declaration at: 
http://nws.eurocities.eu/MediaShell/media/The-New-Paradigm-for-Safe-City-Streets.pdf