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 (20 mph) in villages and cities. Register to vote with us – support our European Citizen´s Initiative (ECI).Sign Online!
ECF has been supporting and will continue to promote the 30 km/h citizens’ initiative. The initiative seeks to force the European Commission to looking into the possibility of making 30 km/h the default speed in urban areas.
Why is this important? In those cities that have imposed a 30 kph limit cycling and walking have made a big comeback. This is important if we are to make active modes of transport bear the brunt of modal shift from the car.Read More
Humans were not designed to go faster than 30 km/h, says Professor Dr. Hermann Knoflacher, Professor Emeritus and Director of the Institute for Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria. He agreed to support our European Citizens´ Initiative “30 km/h – making the streets liveable”. and be our first “ambassador”. In an interview he explained his reasons.Read More
30 kph has been proven to work in theory and in practice. Let’s make it a European priority to limit speeds in our cities, says the European Cyclists´ Federation (ECF).
ECF has been supporting and will continue to support the 30 kmh citizens’ initiative . The initiative seeks to force the European Commission to looking into the possibility of making 30 kph the default speed in urban areas.Read More
Why would you support the 30Kmh campaign? Why are lower speed limits good for cyclists? What can be done about it? Here are some thoughts from the long time UK-bicycle user and road safety campaigner Rod King.Read More
EU initiative could see 20mph lower limit in place by next year
Jonathan Brown; Wednesday, 2 January 2013
One million people are being urged to back the introduction of a default 20mph speed limit across all Europe’s residential and urban roads.
A continent-wide coalition of safety campaigners, environmentalists and community organisations will spend the coming months calling for supporters in the European Union’s 27 member states to add their names to an online petition which could see the lower limit of 30km/h become mandatory from next year.
Good news! 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.
But for our ECI to be successful, we have to meet all three legal requirements:
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.Read More