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Bilbao wins the European award for road safety

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04/05/2021

Bilbao wins the European award for road safety

This accolade recognises the most outstanding, innovative achievements in the field of road safety.

The capital of Bizkaia province has won the Urban Road Safety Award, presented every year by the European Commission as part of European Mobility Week.

 

The accolade was announced at an online ceremony, which once again highlighted local authorities' contribution to improving safety on European roads, and gave well-deserved recognition to outstanding, innovative achievements in the road safety field.

 

Cutting the speed limit to 30 km/h was one of the reasons Bilbao won the Urban Road Safety Award. It is hoped that this measure will improve conditions and safety for pedestrians and cyclists, and cut down both noise and polluting emissions.

 

The initiative is complemented by the creation of continuous, safe pedestrian axes, of school routes and of sitting areas around the centre of all the neighbourhoods that make up the city.

 

The award is to be presented during European Mobility Week 2021, to be held from 16th to 22nd September.

 

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