European Citizen´s Initiative "30kmh – making streets liveable!"Navigation
We want to have real traffic safety and a better quality of life. So, we are asking for an EU-wide speed limit of 30 km/h in villages and cities. Register to vote with us – support our European Citizen´s Initiative (ECI).Sign Online!
The local authorities of Paris have confirmed their commitment to reduce the role of cars in the French capital. Further restrictive measures were announced on Monday afternoon during the presentation of “Sharing Street” program by Julien Bargeton, Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of travel, transport and public space. The programm includes the announcement a 30 km/h speed limit in a hundred areas.Read More
Whenever you read scientific literature about a 30 km/h speed limit and road safety, you´ll come across publications by Prof. Dr. Maria Limbourg. The child psychologist and mobility researcher worked as a professor at the German University of Tübingen and the University Duisburg/Essen influencing studies in the areas of mobility education, “children and mobility” and ”senior citizens and mobility”. We are very glad that she is supporting our initiative. Let’s find out about her reasons why.Read More
Good news! Firstly, the software problems are fixed and citizens can now sign in 12 different languages.
And secondly, citizens from all member states of the EU have already signed our initiative. The first hurdle of the EU law on European Citizens´ Initiatives (ECI) has been cleared.
For a successful ECI, at least three requirements of signature gathering must be fulfilled:
Three Czech organisations have just joined our network of partner organisations:
- Nadace Partnerství
- Národní strategie rozvoje cyklistické dopravy,
- Transport Research Centre (CDV)
This means that we have now cleared the magic hurdle of 50 organisations! We are excited to see our campaign growing and give a warm welcome to our new partners!Read More
This European Citizens´ Initiative is part of a huge experiment. We can sense this every day reading the emails about failures of the collection software. Even more so as we cannot upload other languages due to programming errors. People in Finland, Greece, Portugal – all have to sign an English text, or they must wait. However,Read More
The EU Commission has officially accepted our European Citizens´ Initiative “30km/h – making the streets liveable!”. The decision was made after a two-month legal check. This success means that gathering statements fo support for a 30 km/h urban speed limit throughout the whole of the European Union can begin. People can already sign the initiative.Until now, European legislators have acted rather helplessly regarding speed limits. In 1987, the EU Commission announced a legislative procedure to introduce unionwide speed limits. But nothing concrete has happened since, as opponents have claimed that road speed was outside the EU´s remit. This is no longer true. The positive result of the legal check shows that the EU is the right body to set standards like a 30km/h speed limit. This puts an end to a long-lasting stalemate.Read More
There´s exciting news from our Spanish colleagues:
At the end of the year the Spanish government will launch a new traffic law draft. According to the DG for Traffic issues, Maria Seguí, one of the objectives is to put an end to the privileges of cars,