An estimated 1.25 million people are killed and a staggering 50 million are injured in traffic collisions each year. Yet, road safety remains a remarkably low political priority in cities around the world. In many cases, road safety is seen to be in direct conflict with other priorities, such as...
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by Larissa Da Silva and Carrie Dellesky - March 2018
A historic shift to urban centers has brought opportunity and prosperity to billions—but also daunting challenges. Crippling traffic congestion, worsening air pollution and an ever-growing demand for reliable mobility services plague many cities, with direct consequences for people, from...
by Ben Welle, Anna Bray Sharpin, Claudia Adriazola-Steil, Soames Job, Marc Shotten and Dipan Bose - January 2018
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...
This report highlights some of our many successes in 2016-17 through deep, targeted and catalytic engagement with cities. From the New Urban Agenda to making streets safer for everyone, we are helping to shape four global stories.