Update to EMBARQ's Traffic Safety Guidelines for Bus Corridors
WASHINGTON (January 11, 2013) – Each year, 1.2 million people die in traffic crashes, according to the World Health Organization, and traffic fatalities are projected to become the fifth leading cause of premature death worldwide by 2030, ahead of HIV/AIDS, violence, tuberculosis, or any type of cancer. One way to prevent many of these deaths and injuries is to improve traffic safety, especially on major bus corridors in cities.
Over the recent months, EMBARQ has invited experts to provide feedback on the content, methodology, feasibility, and usefulness of the safety recommendations captured in the draft “Traffic Safety on Bus Corridors” guidelines released in May 2012. We have also partnered with cities, governments, and development banks to test the guidelines on BRT projects around the world and to conduct training and workshops around the guidelines with transport professionals.
As the road test and review process will soon draw to a close, EMBARQ will begin incorporating the feedback received into a final version of the guidelines, expected to be released by the end of 2013.
To participate in the road test or to provide feedback on the document, please contact Nicolae Duduta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The guidelines are based on findings from a two-year research project led by EMBARQ, which evaluated safety, operations and accessibility on major bus corridors and bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in 18 cities around the world.