On 27 January, the Hanse-Office in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport and Mobility Transition of Hamburg, ITS Hamburg 2021 GmbH and ERTICO – ITS Europe set the scene for a digital Future Mobility Talk on urban road safety. With a broad spectrum of speakers from various fields the presentations and discussions focused on solutions on how to better protect vulnerable road users (VRU) in cities, in particular with the potential of innovative digital as well as sustainable mobility solutions.

With a new political agenda to provide more space for pedestrians and cyclists and as the host city for this year´s ITS World Congress, the city of Hamburg takes the safety of vulnerable road users very seriously and is keen to facilitate discussion. Speakers and Panellists from the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Ministry for Transport and Mobility Transition and from the industry joined forces and gave fruitful insights in their daily work.

After the inspiring welcoming words of State Councillor and Plenipotentiary, Almut Möller, and the CEO of ERTICO – ITS Europe, Jacob Bangsgaard, the Director-General of DG MOVE of the European Commission, Matthew Baldwin, illustrated the Commission´s efforts to minimize road fatalities and its impacts on cities and society as a whole. Member of the European Parliament, Ismail Ertug, reflected on his work over the previous years on the topic of road safety and the achievements the EU has made in general.

This expert group discussed the innovative and digital technologies as well as potential regulations, which will lead the way to make city streets safer in the future and support the ambition of the European Vision of zero fatalities in 2050.

Did you miss the Future Mobility Talk? Watch again here.