Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable and most overlooked road users on our roads. Intersections are particularly dangerous for them.
The Alliance will be launching a new initiative to collect and use Mobility Snapshots for advocacy and accountability.
Using Mobility Snapshots, NGOs and other stakeholders will collect data at intersections in their cities from the perspective of a pedestrian.
The Mobility Snapshots will be a reality check from the ground to show the experiences of communities. They will help promote accountability for the Decade of Action and SDGs 3.6 and 11.2.
To advocate for pedestrians, we need to know what it is like to be a pedestrian and we need data to show what it is like.
Measuring is the essence of accountability. If we can’t measure, we can’t improve. The Mobility Snapshots are a tool to bring this data to decision makers on behalf of pedestrians and show them how to improve conditions for all road users.
Mobility Snapshots have been done in 12 cities in 11 high- and lower-middle income countries so far. See some examples below. In every case, key infrastructure to protect pedestrians was missing.
Intersections were chosen that:
We want to build a movement of Mobility Snapshots shared from around the world to build a global picture and push for greater accountability.
We are finalizing the tools and preparing training for the Mobility Snapshots. Stay tuned. If you don’t already receive communication from us, sign up HERE for our newsletter where we will share more details.