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Think tank urges people to "go 30" (kph)
« on: November 23, 2012, 06:54:24 PM »
A new international report urges policy makers to implement 30 km/h zones among other measures.

The world’s leading think tank on transport policy, the International Transport Forum (ITF), is recommending cities to establish traffic calming measures and 30 km/h zones. Their report, which looks at ways to improve pedestrian safety, was prepared by a working group of transport experts and urban planners from 19 countries.

According to their research, reducing speeds from 50 km/h to 30 km/h could reduce the risk of pedestrian deaths by 80%. Authors point to lower speeds as the key to improving pedestrian safety.