Our Approach to Health and Road Safety
According to the World Health Organization, 1.2 million people die every year in traffic crashes worldwide and 90 percent of deaths happen in low and middle-income countries. Almost half of these deaths are pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists. Road fatalities are expected to become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030—coming at a time when worldwide car ownership is booming, passing one billion vehicles in 2011.
Mobility can be made safer by reducing car travel and moving people through safely designed mass transport, walking and biking infrastructure. Thoughtful design that protects all road users is emphasized, especially pedestrians and bicyclists, from improved crossings and intersections to traffic calming that reduces high impact crashes.