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Safety and Security

Safe and secure infrastructures and services for passengers and  goods

Safety and security are a core components in creating sustainable urban mobility, and are primary areas of action within CIVITAS, particularly in making roads safer and more secure for 'vulnerable' road users.

Improving the safety and security of modes can be an extremely important step in encouraging users to change (or even try) alternative modes, especially when they are perceived as 'unsafe' (e.g. cycling in cities with little dedicated infrastructure, or taking public transport at night).

Within this thematic group, safety and security measures cover infrastructure, education, technological and promotional measures.

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For more information on safe and secure travel, contact Vilja Anttila, and to join the group, click on the banner on the right-hand side on this page. Take a look at the cities, which are already members of this thematic group, and view resources relevant to members below.

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Submitted by Chiara Frencia on 10/04/2014

Dear Safety&security TG member,

Following the "Revolutionary Roads" Webinar, held on 17.12.2013  in  a study tour will be organized by the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz. 

Should you be interested in participating in the Vitoria-Gasteiz study tour, held on 19&20 June 2014, please check the draft agenda here:

The  registration are already open!

An interesting document  explaining the  mesures implemented in Vitoria-Gasteiz have also been uploded in the resourses area here,  in order to give you some concrete information about the projects implemented. 

Should you have any question, please don't hesitate to contact us!

See you in Vitoria-Gasteiz!






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Submitted by Chiara Frencia on 20/02/2014

Dear All,

Welcome to CIVITAS Interactive and in particular to the Safety and Security CIVITAS Thematic Group.

CIVITAS INTERACTIVE is a new, open and collaborative community made up of different people who are committed to share their experience and knowledge of urban mobility solutions and that are what this platform is all about. The aim of the Safety&Security Thematic Group is to give cities, mobility professionals, researcher, students and mobility experts a common space where to virtually meet, discuss and exchange ideas, experiences and knowledge on the crucial issue of safety and security. 

US -as moderator and deputy moderator, we will propose you topics of discussion, post content and suggest activities for this TG.

YOU - as MEMBERS, will be have an (inter)ACTIVE role by being the one building-up this community with your contributions and suggestions, not only in terms of knowledge, but also by co-organizing with us training, webinars, study tours and other activities within the framework of the Thematic Cooperation.

THE VERY FIRST STEP: In order to start in the best and most productive way, I would like to invite you to complete your MEMBER'S PROFILE.

Please feel free to invite other members that might be interested in the urban mobility topic to join CIVITAS INTERACTIVE. 

Chiara and Andrea

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Submitted by Tito Stefanelli on 12/12/2013

There are several examples of city streets converted to a more balanced coexistence of different road users. Traffic calming measures and other innovative interventions can create safer and more fluent mobility conditions for cars, public transport and goods vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians. Which are the most attractive and low cost solutions? Can road design be used also for fast interventions and for active involvement of citizens in testing new traffic rules and more sustainable modes? CIVITAS WIKI and the Thematic Group Safety and Security invite you to interact, share your experiences and participate to the next WEBINAR to be held on Tuesday 17th December 2013 at 15.00 CET. See the Agenda @ Join the webinar @

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Author: Chiara Frencia
15/04/2014 - 17:08

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Author: Chiara Frencia
07/04/2014 - 12:15

The latest issue of MOVE, the quarterly newsletter of the CIVITAS Initiative is now available!

The seventeenth issue of MOVE focuses on the new CIVITAS Plus II cities by giving you the top news:

Author: Chiara Frencia
02/04/2014 - 14:46

The first policy analysis focusses on the topic of clean buses. This is a hot topic because the introduction of clean buses is necessary in order to reach the EU air quality targets. This document gives in-depth background information to make a decision on which bus to choose.

Within the C...

Author: Dariya RUBLOVA
21/03/2014 - 13:10

If you are interested in participating as a speaker, please read the proposal guideline and complete the respective proposal form available in the download area below or in CIVIT...

Author: Andrea Bogi
10/03/2014 - 15:16

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19/06/2014 to 20/06/2014
The City of Vitoria-Gasteiz  in collaboration with the CIVITAS Secretariat , invited the CIVITAS Community and the Thematic Groups Members to join the  Vitoria-Gasteiz Study Tour. With this Study Tour participants discovered the improvements made in Vitoria-Gasteiz ( European Green Capital in 2013)...
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International Transport Forum 2014 - Transport for a Changing World (annual summit) More information will follow soon.
From 2nd  till 4th  May 2014, the Federação Portuguesa de Cicloturismo e Utilizadores de Bicicleta (FPCUB) organizes in Lisbon the XI Iberian Congress "The Bicycle and the City". More information about the event (in portuguese only):
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Giving back the public space to the people - Mobility measures in Vitoria-Gasteiz

In the context of the next CIVITAS study tour hosted by the city of  Vitoria-Gasteiz on the 196&20 June 2014, an interested document presenting the mobility measures implmented by the city has been created:  

The main measures presented:

  • Superblocks project;
  • Traffic calming measures;
  • Freight distribution areas and limitations;
  • New Public transport network;
  • Local Bicycle Mobility Plan.

Should you have any question, please contac:

Environmental Studies Centre of Vitoria-Gasteiz

Asier Sarasua Garmendia



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CIVITAS Reaching out to younger generations - Sustainable mobility: Cycling in Porto


On the 26th of February 2014 CIVITAS organized a thematic workshop with students of the "Agrupamento de Escolas Alexandre Herculano" in the city of Porto (PT) to promote city cycling among the young generations.

First CIVITAS MIMOSA Policy Statement 2009 on Safety & Security

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