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27 Dec 2005
Toulouse (City Council of Toulouse) - Traffic and Transport Division
France | Local/public authority
The Department of Movement and Transport in Toulouse city organises the transport (on foot, in 2 wheel vehicles, by car and in public transport) inside the territory of the community.
The City council of Toulouse commits to undertake the following actions in order to improve road safety among:
Monitor and systematically evaluate new facilities in order to ensure their safety.
Monitoring shall be effected using the CONCERTO software program, developed by the Centre d'études sur les réseaux de transport et l’urbanisme (Centre for the Study of Urban Planning, Transport and Public Facilities, or CERTU). This accident analysis computer application integrates a statistics module. It is designed to administer a local accident database, with data input from the BAAC (Bordereau d'analyse des accidents corporels, or Personal Injury and Accident Report Forms) filled out by the police force.
Develop cycling routes, pedestrian areas and motorcycle safety through the following measures:
Developing protected pedestrian areas and cycling lanes, the goal being to attain 210 km of cycling paths and 86,879 m2 of pedestrian areas;
Statistical and cartographic monitoring of personal injury accidents involving a motorcyclist;
Antiskid tests of markings applied on trafficked surfaces;
Establishing a policy to monitor manhole covers in conjunction with the Fédération des motards en colère (Federation of Angry French Motorcyclists) and the company holding the concession for the sewage system.
Encourage the use of public transport through the following measures:
Developing the public transport network – train and metro (work on a line, a line project) as well as reserved track public transport (work on a line, a line project);
Organising a car free day on the first Sunday of each month.
Increase the number of automatic radars installed, so as to provide uniform sanctioning of offenders.
The goal is to install four automatic speed-control radars on municipal territory and one radar controlling vehicles running red lights.
Implement awareness-raising measures on road safety directed at:
Children in kindergarten (103 schools), primary school (89) and secondary school (10). A total of 32,000 children will be targeted every year;
Companies – the Club Entreprises (Business Club) has 40 partners (with 50,000 employees) – in order to focus on road safety issues;
The public at large, via publication of accident and personal injury statistics in the form of a CD-Rom (1,000 copies per year), production of fliers according to need (for instance, regarding vehicles transporting exceptionally large loads), dissemination of messages such as “the driver shouldn’t drink” in the magazine Toulouse Hebdo, and carrying out a campaign in three Toulouse parking areas to encourage rear passengers to fasten their seatbelts in vehicles.