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...
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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...
At Transforming Transportation 2022, the Vision Zero Challenge recognized four Latin American cities that have taken important strides to make their streets safer and more equitable.
WASHINGTON, DC (February 16 - 2022) – The World Bank and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities invite the press to attend this year's all-virtual Transforming Transportation, one of the largest global events dedicated entirely to sustainable transport and development.
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WASHINGTON, DC (May 20, 2021) — Speed is one of the main risk factors in road crashes and is a leading contributor to death and serious injury. Globally, more than 1.35 million people die from road crashes every year – and rising.
Every year, approximately 1.35 million people lose their lives due to road traffic crashes. In many road crashes, speed plays a key role. As a result, managing speed has taken on great importance in cities around the world.
An effective method for reducing speed and improving road safety...
On the occasion of the 6th annual UN Global Road Safety Week, WRI has joined leaders and organizations around the world in signing an open letter that calls for an urgent transition to low-speed, livable streets.
WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities is partnering with 3M to improve road safety conditions for children in India through safer routes to school.
- projectSystematic, continuous improvement and a focus on quality are key to avoid losing public transit customers to less efficient modes.
- projectChallenging city leaders to save lives by taking bold actions on road safety.