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MEDIA ADVISORY: New Report and Panel Discussion on Saving Lives and Improving Traffic Safety with Sustainable Transport

EMBARQ to release new issue brief “Saving Lives with Sustainable Transport”

Traffic safety improvements are an often-overlooked benefit of sustainable transport projects and policies. New research from EMBARQ finds that investments in biking and pedestrian infrastructure, improved mass transit systems, and measures to limit motor vehicle usage can all significantly improve traffic safety, reducing traffic crashes and saving lives. The issue brief also contains recommendations for integrating safety into transport planning and policy, with a focus on the context of cities in the developing world.

On December 5. EMBARQ will host a “Dialogue on Sustainable Transport and Traffic Safety” at the DC office of the World Resources Institute. The event will feature opening remarks from EMBARQ Director Holger Dalkmann, a presentation from lead author Nicolae Duduta, and a panel discussion on sustainable transport and traffic safety with top experts from Bloomberg Philanthropies, World Bank, National Complete Streets Coalition, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute. The event is hosted by EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute’s program on sustainable urban transport and urban development.

WHAT:

Report launch and panel discussion on sustainable transport and traffic safety

WHO:

Presenters

Panelists

  • Tawia Addo-Ashong, Program Coordinator, Global Road Safety Facility, World Bank

  • Claudia Adriazola, Director, Health and Road Safety Program; EMBARQ

  • Ralph Buehler, Associate Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning, Virginia Polytechnic Institute

  • Kelly Larson, Global Road Safety Program, Bloomberg Philanthropies

  • Barbara McCann, Founder, National Complete Streets Coalition

  • Clayton Lane, Chief Operating Officer, EMBARQ; moderator

WHEN:

December 5, 2013; 12:30 – 3:15pm EST
Lunch will be served

WHERE:

World Resources Institute 10 G Street NE, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20002

Please RSVP by Dec. 4 to lzelin@wri.org.

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