Sustainable Road Safety Outcomes in Brazil
Featured GRSF-BIGRS Grant Activity: Sustainable Road Safety Outcomes in Brazil ⌵︎
The global impact of the GRSF-led interventions under the BIGRS Initiative has been profound through improvement in safe road infrastructure management, crash data management, economic impact assessments and capacity building in selected countries and cities.
With the support of GRSF, local organizations in the cities, trained and supported by the BIGRS initiative, are now capable of undertaking iRAP assessments and providing training support. This includes Labtrans at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in Brazil (BrazilRAP) which is supporting São Paulo and Fortaleza.
KEY OUTCOMES under bigrs 2015-2019 ⌵︎
143 km of of roads were surveyed and assessed
57 km of roads designs, scenarios or implementation have been star rated
51 km of construction was completed based on iRAP survey recommendations
7,890+ potential deaths and serious injuries to be prevented over 20 years
113 professionals trained on road safety
In São Paulo:
228 km of roads were surveyed and assessed
69 km of roads designs, scenarios or implementation have been star rated
8,010+ potential deaths and serious injuries to be prevented over 20 years
213 persons professionals trained on road safety
IDEAS IN ACTION ⌵︎
Largest road concession project in Brazil was signed, which includes safety assessments and targets
In Brazil, the Governor of São Paulo signed the largest road concession contract in the country, 1,273km for 30 years concession between Piracicaba and Panorama. The concession project, which had planning support from the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group), will be the first in Brazil to include iRAP methodology which will measure the road safety of the network.
Assessments made previously under the Bloomberg Initiative enabled early dissemination of the iRAP methodology in the state of São Paulo. The project will be supported by BrazilRAP, which was officially launched in November 2019, in association with the National Department of Transport and Infrastructure Brazil (DNIT).
The Key Impact
15,900+ potential deaths
and serious injuries to be prevented in Fortaleza and São Paulo over 20 years
371 km of roads
were surveyed and assessed in Fortaleza and São Paulo under BIGRS 2015-2019
in Fortaleza and São Paulo were trained on road safety