According to ITF, an unusually large and diverse group of more than 40 experts from all transport modes and all world regions discussed case studies with a focus on identifying best practices for Safety Management Systems. The debate also extended to how to best use these systems within a framework of prescriptive and descriptive regulations and how to measure their performance in improving traffic safety. Full resources from the Roundtable are now available online, including video of presentations and discussion papers.
Meanwhile, road safety has become a growing issue for mayors and city managers who want to make their cities more liveable and promote more sustainable forms of mobility. More than 50 experts from cities around the world met in Paris, France, on April 20-21 for the first workshop of Safer City Streets, the global traffic safety network for liveable cities created by the ITF with support from the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) in October 2016. Just over six months after its launch, Safer City Streets counts 38 participating cities around the world, ranging from Astana in Kazakhstan to Zürich in Switzerland and including global cities such as New York City, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, London, Berlin, Melbourne, Buenos Aires, Montreal as well as many others.