Workshop 02 - Zero means a lot: do urban mobility organizations have what it takes?
Tuesday, October 3
Chair: Pedro Homem de Gouveia, Senior Policy and Projects Manager, Coordinator for Safety and Security, POLIS
Room: Club E, 1st floor
Public authorities at international, national, and local levels are setting ambitious targets for Road Safety. Many have committed to reducing traffic fatalities by at least 50% before the end of this decade, with many cities going beyond: zero deaths.
Leadership and “political will” are indispensable, but not enough. Commitment at the top level must be matched by capacity throughout all levels of the organisation. Is the capacity there?
Technological innovation is bringing new tools, e.g., for road risk assessment, data sharing, and decision-making. But are organisations, and their professionals, able to reap the full benefits from these innovations? If not, why? What are the obstacles, and how can we best overcome them?
This Congress provides a unique opportunity to focus on this challenge, by sharing with, and then learning from, the road professionals in attendance. That’s the goal of this interactive workshop.
We’ll start by providing food for thought: the New Paradigm for Safe City Streets, the work underway for EU-funded Project PHOEBE, insights already collected from road professionals through a series of focus groups, and a kick-off panel discussion.
We’ll then conduct a discussion with all workshop participants, focusing on how public authorities and transport professionals can unlock the benefits of innovative Road Safety technology innovations. Collected insights will feed Road Safety work by POLIS and iRAP.
- The New Paradigm for Safe City Streets, and the organisational capacity to follow up
- Questions and Answers
The New Paradigm for Safe City Streets, and the organisational capacity to follow up
• Pedro Homem de Gouveia, Senior Policy and Projects Manager, Coordinator for Safety and Security, POLIS Network
PHOEBE: modelling risk and assessing safety impacts in the road network
Pedestrian Safety in Indonesia Urban Areas: A Walkability Index for Indonesian Urban Areas
Technological innovation can increase the capacity of local and regional governments to improve road safety.
But are these organisations (and their professionals) able to reap the benefits?
What are the obstacles, and how can we overcome them?
• Sylvain Haon, Senior Director Strategy and Transformation, , UITP International Association of Public Transport
• Paul Supawanich, Director of Programs, GDCI Global Designing Cities Initiative
Questions and Answers
• Moderator: Pedro Homem de Gouveia, Senior Policy and Projects Manager, Coordinator for Safety and Security, POLIS
• Session Chair: Pedro Homem de Gouveia, Senior Policy and Projects Manager, Coordinator for Safety and Security, POLIS
Session Organisation and Secretariat: POLIS Network