En route to safer mobility in EU capitals

Almost 40 million people live in the 27 capital cities of the European Union, about 8 per cent of the total EU population. At least 24,000 people were killed in road accidents in the EU-27 capitals over the past decade. Despite reduction over the decade, last year alone the total number of road victims in the EU capitals was 1,560. Dublin, Lisbon and Oslo scored the best reduction in the number of victims per 100,000 residents. In Sofia, Dublin and Oslo, road mortality has decreased much faster in the capital than in the rest of the country. Road users in Oslo, Vienna and Madrid enjoy the lowest ratio of mortality in the capital to mortality in the rest of the country. While the risk of dying on the capital cities' roads is half the risk of dying in a road collision in the rest of the country, vulnerable road users are particularly at risk while using the capital cities' roads. One out of two road victims in capitals is either a pedestrian or a cyclist. Providing safe mobility in particular to those vulnerable road users presents a major challenge.

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  • English

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  • Pagination: 14p
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    • Issue Number: 11

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  • Accession Number: 01385977
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 7:26PM