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Anuncio PONTEVEDRA - premio Urban Road Safety Award 2020

Pontevedra gaña o
1st Urban Road Safety Award
da Unión Europea

O Concello de Pontevedra foi o gañador do primeiro Urban Road Safety Award creado e concedido pola Unión Europea a través da Comisión de Mobilidade e transporte, no marco da European Mobilitiy Week, que recoñece as boas prácticas existentes nas cidades europeas en mobilidade segura e amábel. A Comisión Europea deu a coñecer o galardón o pasado 18 de maio.

Na súa xustificación, a Unión Europea alaba o gran traballo de Pontevedra na recuperación de amplos espazos públicos para o uso dos cidadáns, así como adoptar medidas tan vanguardistas na mobilidade como a limitación a 30km/h ou 10km/h. En definitiva, e tal e como recollen as bases do propio premio, poñer en marcha medidas holísticas para mellorar a mobilidade segura nas cidades.

Un dos principais problemas da mobilidade mundial, e tamén da europea, é o elevado índice de sinistralidade e mortalidade nas cidades, polo que a UE decidiu promover o Urban Road Safety Award para que servira de espello para outras cidades europeas.

Pontevedra competiu con outras 24 cidades europeas por este premio, das cales 10 eran españolas. Delas, Pontevedra resultou finalista xunto á cidade turca de Ordu e a polaca de Jaworzno. O xurado tiña que dar a coñecer o seu veredicto o pasado 30 de marzo, que por mor da pandemia mundial do Covid-19 quedou aprazado até o pasado 18 de maio.

A cidade do Lérez está pendente da entrega do premio que se fará en vindeiras datas nunha cerimonia organizada pola Comisión Europea en Bruxelas. O galardón será recollido polo alcalde Miguel Anxo Fernández Lores.

Entrevista a Miguel Anxo Fernández Lores

Alcalde do Concello de Pontevedra

Entrevista ao Alcalde, D. Miguel Ánxo Fernández Lores, onde comenta o que significa para Pontevedra gañar o Primeiro Premio de Seguridade Vial da Unión Europea.

Miguel Anxo Fernández Lores

Alcalde do Concello de Pontevedra

Discurso do Alcalde de Pontevedra, D. Miguel Ánxo Fernández Lores, informando que o Concello de Pontevedra acaba de recibir o Primeiro Premio de Seguridade Vial da Unión Europea, concedido pola Comisión Europea.

Matthew Baldwin

Director xeral de mobilidade e transporte Comisión Europea

Discurso de Matthew Baldwin, Director xeral de mobilidade e transporte Comisión Europea, no que concede ao Concello de Pontevedra o 1st EU Urban Road Safety Award.

Proposta enviada ao premio

O Concello de Pontevedra presentou este proxecto á primeira convocatoria do Urban Road Safety Award centrándose en…

Dossier MOCKUP

Un xurado independente seleccionou as seguintes cidades como finalistas.

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Jaworzno (POLAND)

From a city that 16 years ago saw one death per month, Jaworzno has undergone an enormous change with no casualties in the years 2017 and 2019. The city has reduced speed limits, and has redesigned its streets, for example by dedicating more space to trees. The measures led to a 20% increase in public transport users and a 40% reduction in traffic.

Residents were a crucial part of the drive for greater safety, getting involved and having their say on the new shape of the city and the look and feel of streets designed for people and not cars. Now everyone is getting there faster, as well as more safely!

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Ordu (TURKEY)

This courageous city has gone on a pro-pedestrian offensive, kicking cars out of the busiest zones, creating space for people throughout the city centre, and making cycling easier and safer too with new lanes. One kind of car, however, is very welcome, the cable car! This areal lift with generous parking options at its base can send up to 250 people an hour to a hilltop that might otherwise be clogged with car fumes.

Ordu’s measures have reduced cars in the city centre by 30%, reducing road injuries and, last year, bringing road deaths right down to zero, at the same time as cutting down on air and noise pollution. This was achieved in close collaboration with NGOs, local businesses and actors such as the police and coastguard, to make sure that everyone was aligned with the vision of safer city streets.

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Pontevedra

Pontevedra has brought on a reduction in road fatalities year on year through a host of measures that always see safety and sustainability walking hand in hand with each other. The city’s clear and careful monitoring strategy means that it can keep an eye on which policies are effective and which need to be updated, resulting in active mobility such as walking and cycling going up and up.

These measures, often employing EU cohesion funds, include speed limits from 10 to 30Km/h, more roundabouts, and plenty of attractive space for pedestrians. The result? Zero road deaths between 2011 and 2018. That’s something that anyone in Pontevedra will be able to tell you, as the city communicates these successes loudly and proudly with residents.

E os gañadores son…

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