Toward Management Of Traffic Culture In Macedonia
PublisherUniversity of Zilina
Bunevska Talevska, Jasmina
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The World Health Organization in its agenda on sustainable development 2030 sets a goal to reduce the number of traffic-related accidents by 50% . According to the trend of reducing the number of traffic-related accidents and the latest statistics report by SIA Bitola, this is a very high goal for our city and a great challenge which we could try to reach if we start acting right now by trying to rise and advance the traffic culture; to provide infrastructural facilities and elements that are planned and designed according to safety principles that correspond to the projected speed and road function, with access to frontal facilities and protective greenery as well as preserved historical and aesthetic features; to provide a safe infrastructure for pedestrians, the elderly and persons with disabilities, but primarily permanent and visually attractive; to provide a safe and continuous bicycle infrastructure; to introduce traffic calming; to exclude and limit access of freight vehicles for transit and traffic in housing zones; to improve the services of taxis and public bus transport of passengers, namely to improve everything related to safe traffic and transport in our country. The general objective of this article is presentation of the approach to raising traffic safety and improving the traffic culture in our country through field educational workshops on the example of the city of Bitola, Macedonia.