Sustainable and Safe: A Vision and Guidance for Zero Road Deaths
More than 1.25 million people are killed on roads each year, the majority in developing countries, making traffic fatalities the tenth leading cause of death worldwide. Children, elderly and poor people are particularly vulnerable. Are drivers and pedestrians always to blame? Research from WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and the Global Road Safety Facility of the World Bank finds that the most effective way to prevent traffic deaths is a systemic approach that shifts responsibility away from the drivers and pedestrians using roads to the city planners and officials designing them. Analysis in 53 countries found that those that have taken a “Safe System” based approach have achieved both the lowest rates of fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants and the greatest reduction in fatality levels over the past 20 years.
Urban MobilityVisit Project
Improving quality of life, health and opportunity in cities through sustainable and safe transport and urban design.
Vision Zero ChallengeLaunch PlatformLaunch Platform Visit Project
Challenging city leaders to save lives by taking bold actions on road safety.
Health & Road SafetyVisit Project
Creating safer mobility systems to connect people to opportunities and foster sustainable, equitable cities
Safe & Sustainable Mobility: Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road SafetyVisit Project
Reducing road traffic fatalities and injuries through a comprehensive, data-driven approach.