Local Administration. Milan is a city in northern Italy, the capital of the Province of Milan and of the Region of Lombardy. It is the second-largest municipality in Italy according to the number of inhabitants (approximately 1,350,000).
Safe Crossings and Areas – Urban Safety Centre
1) To prevent accidents that involve road users on a daily basis;
2) To protect pedestrians, who are all too often the victims of such accidents;
3) To raise awareness of traffic rules among children and develop conditions for improving daily life;
4) To create routes in the city allowing one to go from one place to another in safety;
5) To enhance safety for vulnerable users at specific meeting and leisure areas.
Distribute informative materials at schools;
Distribute informative materials and messages on road safety issues at educational and leisure centres, volunteer associations and local TV and radio stations;
Organize an awareness raising campaign on several fronts;
Distribute brochures and gadgets;
Involve associations and institutions to transmit and disseminate messages fostering safe driving.
A pilot Urban Navigation System for blind or seeing-impaired users and the spread of a road safety culture.
GOALS: To develop new solutions to render the blind and seeing-impaired independent, involve citizens in the issue of safe mobility and respect for more vulnerable road users, incite greater interest among the local community with regard to the phenomenon of road accidents.
Study the problems associated with the mobility of the blind, with the technical and scientific support of the Unione Italiana Ciechi (Italian Union of the Blind) or other research organisations;
Study the problems associated with the urban area and identify the measures needed to facilitate mobility for the blind and seeing-impaired;
Develop and carry out measures in the two areas that are the object of application of the pilot system;
Evaluate results and develop improvements;
Apply the solutions on a large scale;
Disseminate informative materials and messages on road safety issues to educational and leisure centres, volunteer associations and local TV and radio stations.