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 in villages and cities. Register to vote with us – support our European Citizen´s Initiative (ECI).Sign Online!
Good news! Firstly, the software problems are fixed and citizens can now sign in 12 different languages.
And secondly, 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.
For a successful ECI, at least three requirements of signature gathering must be fulfilled:
Three Czech organisations have just joined our network of partner organisations:
- Nadace Partnerství
- Národní strategie rozvoje cyklistické dopravy,
- Transport Research Centre (CDV)
This means that we have now cleared the magic hurdle of 50 organisations! We are excited to see our campaign growing and give a warm welcome to our new partners!Read More
This European Citizens´ Initiative is part of a huge experiment. We can sense this every day reading the emails about failures of the collection software. Even more so as we cannot upload other languages due to programming errors. People in Finland, Greece, Portugal – all have to sign an English text, or they must wait. However,Read More
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.Until now, European legislators have acted rather helplessly regarding speed limits. In 1987, the EU Commission announced a legislative procedure to introduce unionwide speed limits. But nothing concrete has happened since, as opponents have claimed that road speed was outside the EU´s remit. This is no longer true. The positive result of the legal check shows that the EU is the right body to set standards like a 30km/h speed limit. This puts an end to a long-lasting stalemate.Read More
There´s exciting news from our Spanish colleagues:
At the end of the year the Spanish government will launch a new traffic law draft. According to the DG for Traffic issues, Maria Seguí, one of the objectives is to put an end to the privileges of cars,
The email was very brief: “In Arco, we have already 30km/h, the first town in Italy“.
Our investigations revealed information about a beautiful ancient town in Northern Italy, not far from the Lake Garda. Among alpinists, Arco is well known because of its formidable mountainous regions. It may now also become well known for its traffic calming activity. Arco is indeed the first Italian town with 30 km/h speed limit throughout the whole city.
Only one day after the online-announcement of the ECI to the European commission, two 30km/h-activists had a direct talk to the EU transport commissioner, Siim Kallas. This is of special value as the commission is already discussing next steps on urban transport.Read More