What happens in the European Commission and at the UN has an impact on our urban roads, residential streets, and bóthairín.
Matthew Baldwin, first European Coordinator for Road Safety Sustainable Safety and European Commission DG MOVE Deputy Director-General, and Ellen Townsend, Policy Director with the European Transport Safety Council, will join the Galway Cycling Campaign to talk about the view from Europe on road safety policy and practice.
They will share insights into the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on road safety from across Europe as well as ideas for how we deal with a transition out of it.
Sustainable mobility, the importance of good infrastructure, and speed management are at the heart of European transport and urban development policy - and are hot topics locally.
Just last week, Dublin city councillors controversially voted down a proposal for a default urban speed limit of 30kmph almost everywhere within the M50. Two days later, Galway city's public consultation process on proposed new speed limit bye-laws ended.
Only two weeks prior, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution which includes a mandate for lower speeds in areas where people walking, cycling and driving frequently mix.
The webinar will be recorded and shared on the Galway Cycling Campaign’s website and YouTube channel.
Please join us from 12.50 for a prompt 13.00 start