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20 mph (30 km/h) activist Rod King receives high ranked award

on Nov 28, 2013

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Rod King, our British member of the ECI citizens´ committee and Founder of “20sPlentyforUs“, is invited to Buckingham Palace today and receiving the very prestigious award  “Most Excellent Order of the British Empire”. Rod was already on the Queen´s list of honoured guests when she celebrated her birthday in June 2013. He is awarded for his services to Road Safety. Congratulations Rod! We are excited for you and very proud to have you in our partner network and co-operate with you! Enjoy the ….

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Signature gathering closed, next steps to come

on Nov 15, 2013

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Our signature gathering for the ECI „30 km/h – making streets liveable!” came to an end at midnight of 13th November. We are now busy preparing next steps of the ECI procedure and also are waiting for some letters with signature forms which are still on their way.

A big thank-you goes to all who have signed our initiative. And very special thanks go to all who have supported our campaign as activists spreading the word in so many cities and villages all over..

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30 hours left for signing for 30 km/h!

on Nov 12, 2013

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The very last hours for our signature gathering have commenced. The online collection software will go off air at midnight tomorrow (13.11.2013) and the collection on paper too. A couple of days before, our co-ordination office got a big packet with signatures as one can see on the photo. We are now beyond 44 000 signatures!
You can still sign if you haven´t done it yet, and don´t forget to make one more person sign on the very last day: tomorrow!
Should you have a list on paper, please could you send it in now? The address is written on the form. Thank you very much!

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Breaking news: legislative proposal for a 30 km/h speed limit in Italy!

on Nov 3, 2013

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Can you believe it? The Italian Parliament has received a package of legislative proposals for more sustainable mobility, with a 30 km/h default speed limit as central proposition. Other proposals are cycle lanes instead of parking space on the right side of the roads plus measures for an improved protection of pedestrians. The package has been delivered to the parliament by the Italian municipalities (Associazione Nazionale Comuni Italiani / ANCI) on 31st October.

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New success story: Belgians like wider 30 km/h speed limits

on Nov 2, 2013

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According to a new survey from Belgium, 50 per cent of Belgians would like to have 30 km/h as a default speed limit in their cities and villages. 61% wish to have considerably wider 30 km/h zones, and 68% per cent would like to have them least everywhere children are on their way to school.  The survey was initiated by our partner organisation “Fédération Inter-Environnement Wallonie” and carried out in Brussels and the French speaking Wallonie. 

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Pollution brushed under the carpet – EEA report reveals lack of information

on Oct 21, 2013

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Dust pollution in Europe is considerably more serious than known in the public! We discoveres these surprising news when examining the EEA report “Air quality in Europe 2013”.  The reason is a phenomenon called “non-exhaust PM, which is caused by road traffic. It  should be added to the figures about fine and ultra-fine dust (PM), as the European Environment Agency has pointed out in its report. But the report published last week lacks detailed data about the problem. Epidemiological studies however attribute most severe health effects of air pollution to all sorts of PM (Particulate Matter, PM 10 and PM 2,5). And so, the lack of data is quite astonishing.
The good news: “Non-exhaust PM” is strongly influenced by speed and so a 30 km/h speed limit will be a powerful contribution to reduce the problem.

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Congratulations! NGO activities in Bilbao/Spain crowned with success

on Oct 8, 2013

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Bilbao’s town council has approved the motion proposed by Ekologistak Martxan and the urban cyclist association, “Biziz-Bizi”, by which the speed is limited to 30-km/h in the town residential areas, and to 50 km/h in the rest of the lanes.
Last May, Ekologistak Martxan and the urban cyclists association, Biziz-Bizi, joined the European Citizens´ Initiative proposing a legislation on reducing the maximum traffic speed in urban areas to 30 km/h. The campaign to extend this instrument to a European level has borne fruit in Bilbao, a beautifl town in the Basque country,

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