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IDEAS IN ACTION: How can we save lives on the road through safe speeds?
Speed is one of the main risk factors in road crashes and is a leading contributor to death and serious injury. Higher speeds are associated with a significantly higher crash risk: even small increases in speed significantly increase the probability of death or injury. Traffic crashes are now a leading cause of death worldwide, and the number one cause of death and serious injury for young people aged 5 to 29.
In a bid to help address the collective impact of speed as a contributor to crash risks, the World Bank’s Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) celebrates the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week (UNRSW) with the following activities 👇
Speed Management Hub
Under the new BIGRS Program 2020-2025, GRSF is the host of the Speed Management Hub. In this platform, the GRSF team provides evidence-based road safety knowledge to help manage speed through infrastructure interventions, effective enforcement, targeted awareness measures, and vehicle technology.
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Low-Speed Zone Guide
This Low-Speed Zone Guide presents strategies for planning, designing, building, and evaluating low-speed zones in cities. The guide intends to equip communities and decision-makers with the tools to implement low-speed zones that will suit their specific context.
What are the benefits & costs of different road speeds?
What is the real cost of prioritizing cars over pedestrians? What are the implications of 🚗 car-centric planning, and why the economic value of trips made by foot is not being considered?
In this blog, GRSF provide answers, evidence-based arguments, and advocate for #StreetsForLife!
I, Soames Job, Global Lead Road Safety, World Bank and Head GRSF, support the #StreetsForLife call to action, joining the global movement for low speed, liveable communities worldwide.
In 2022, world leaders will meet at the high-level meeting on road safety. Together we will bring a united message to demand streets for life. Will you join us?
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💡 Managing Traffic Speeds and Reaping Safety, Climate and Other Benefits
The webinar addressed rebuilding back better post-COVID 19, considering safe speeds through enforcement, communications and road infrastructure. The webinar was a World Bank pre-event for the UN Global Road Safety week, targeting implementation of lower speeds. Participants were invited discuss their experience with speed management activities under World Bank operations.
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By joining the #StreetsForLife campaign, GRSF is advocating for low speed streets worldwide. Why #Love30? Road traffic crashes are preventable, and 30km/h speeds protect road users, prevent deaths, and save lives!
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💬 Join the #StreetsForLife & #Love30 conversation
🛣️What would be the most effective measure to reduce road crashes in your country? VOTE and watch the replay of this key discussion with policymakers about how we can save lives on the road through safe speeds https://t.co/7xhtib9Dve #StreetsforLife #Love30 @UNGRSW @WBG_Transport— World Bank Live (@WorldBankLive) May 19, 2021
Safe transportation is essential for ensuring reliable access to health care, schools, & jobs for all people. Putting people at the center of transport investments builds #Humancapital.— Mamta Murthi (@MamtaMurthi) May 19, 2021
Look forward to sharing my thoughts in today’s road safety panel: https://t.co/yBR8xYYmPC pic.twitter.com/N6AKgTt0t4
As the COVID-19 pandemic has altered urban landscapes & pushed many people toward active #mobility, there’s increased urgency to make roads safer for walking & #cycling.— WRI Ross Center (@WRIRossCities) May 19, 2021
Low speed zones can help - here's how to design an effective one: https://t.co/6OT9JD9pqz @Luke_n_ @sibasamra pic.twitter.com/UaHCGNzhNF
The numbers speak for themselves. Speed is linked to 650,000 traffic fatalities every year, making it the number 1 contributing factor to road deaths. Join us LIVE to discuss how we can change this: https://t.co/F7RZggSwOw #StreetsforLife #Love30 pic.twitter.com/59HX9mU63z— World Bank Transport (@WBG_Transport) May 19, 2021
Great conversation on today's #StreetsForLife event!— Giannina Raffo (@Gianninaraffo) May 19, 2021
Huge thanks to our fantastic speakers @HartwigSchafer @JeanTodt @MamtaMurthi @etiennekrug @ZammataroS @AlinaBurlacu2 – and to all of you for watching!
The event recording & materials are available at: https://t.co/kpY3gSRhcf pic.twitter.com/jVcnYxBphF
📢 Low speed streets save lives! Road traffic crashes are preventable. 30km/h speeds protect road users & reduce loss of life. #Love30— WRI Ross Center (@WRIRossCities) May 17, 2021
Join the #StreetsForLife conversation at the official launch of the #GRSF & @WorldResources Low Speed Zone Guide ➡️ https://t.co/DDVyOMKmum pic.twitter.com/L4jcOwTvof
Let's work for #StreetsForLife!— Giannina Raffo (@Gianninaraffo) May 20, 2021
Happening now🔴Official Launch of the new @WorldBank #GRSF & @WorldResources 𝗟𝗼𝘄 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲.
The event is focused on exploring how this report helps empower communities & decision-makers to implement effective interventions. pic.twitter.com/d3j7fRrz7l
Speed is one of the main risk factors in #RoadCrashes and is often cited as being the leading contributor to death and serious injury on the world’s roads. How can we transform #StreetsforLife? 🛣️ Join us for the live conversation on May 19 https://t.co/7xhtib9Dve #Love30 #GRSF— World Bank Live (@WorldBankLive) May 2, 2021
Have you downloaded our UN Week toolkit yet? 🤔— UN Road Safety Week (@UNGRSW) April 26, 2021
The toolkit highlights ways on how you can engage with your community and policy makers to #Love30 🙌
If you haven’t yet, you can download Toolkit here: https://t.co/iTg2KV3Aqi 📥#StreetsforLife #Love30 #Love20 pic.twitter.com/D5WolwpJgV
Low speed streets SAVE LIVES & are the heart of any community – 30 km/h speed limits where people & traffic mix make for streets that are healthy, green & liveable, in other words, #StreetsForLife!— World Bank South Asia (@WorldBankSAsia) May 12, 2021
Join the @WorldBank & #GRSF to celebrate the @UNGRSW ➡️ https://t.co/IGe2wQR4dO pic.twitter.com/eKZ0fTvHcz
Join us in celebrating the 6th @UNGRSW 🚸by participating in a couple of high-level events on #Speed 🚗💨REGISTER HERE👇🏽 https://t.co/fUVWXYbVAh and lets put together ideas and evidence-based interventions into action #StreetsForLife #Love30 #GRSF @WBG_Transport @WorldBank— Marisela PoncedeLeón (@MariselaPdLV) May 5, 2021
With only 10 days to go we are calling on the worldwide #RAPcommunity to support UN Global Road Safety Week (UNGRSW) #StreetsForLife #Love30 campaign from 17-23 May. Low speed streets save lives.— iRAP (@iRAPSavingLives) May 7, 2021
Join us and take action. #Love30 #StreetsforLife @UNGRSWhttps://t.co/hEeQCEktbh
What is the real cost of prioritizing cars over pedestrians? What are the implications of 🚗car-centric planning & why the economic value of trips made by foot is not being considered?— World Bank Transport (@WBG_Transport) May 13, 2021
In this blog #GRSF provide answers & advocate for #StreetsForLife: https://t.co/k4rqEqc1ET