EuroRAP, represented by its Secretary General, took part at the Eu Road Safety Round Table hosted by the European Commissioner for Transport – Mrs. Violeta Bulc – at the European Commission in Brussels. EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc opened the meeting stating the urgent need to push harder for safe roads. 25.000 deaths yearly are unacceptable. The EU commits to reducing deaths and for the first-time serious injuries by 50% by 2030. Several cities across Europe participated in the roundtable, all with a positive commitment towards zero deaths on the roads. The city networks POLIS and EUROCITIES have initiated ‘The New Paradigm for Safe City Streets’. The declaration presents 10 principles for road safety work at local level to guide concrete action for safe and sustainable mobility.
This event was part of the official launch of this year’s European Mobility Week (16–22 September 2019) and part of a series of Round the World Round-tables, organized by the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety during the lead-up to the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, in Sweden in February 2020. The meeting involves contributions at EU level, based on the new EU Road Safety Policy Framework 2021-2030, and at the level of European cities.