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Spain: Road Memorial in Madrid “Against Forgetting and Indifference”

In the run up to World Day of Remembrance 2022, a new memorial to crash victims was inaugurated in Parque de Madrid Rios by the city authorities in collaboration with Alliance member NGO Stop Accidentes. The memorial, a bronze sculpture by sculptor Rosa Serra, consisting of two figures leaning against each other and holding a […]

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Zambia: Implementation of 30 km/h law through LEARN

Zambia passed a new national law in 2019 that reduced speed limits on urban roads to 30km/h. Since then, Zambia Road Safety Trust (ZRST) has been collaborating with the government to implement the law in school zones, working school by school. ZRST’s efforts have been assisted by the LEARN project, a joint initiative from the […]

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Alliance welcomes new members

The Alliance is delighted to welcome six new members that joined the Alliance recently. Full members Bicicultura, Chile, is a non-profit organization (OSFL), founded in 2006, based in the commune of Ñuñoa, Chile, working in sustainable mobility, which has been working for 13 years in Chile. It has vast experience working with the public, private, […]

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World Day of Remembrance: Remember, Support, ACT

On 18 November 2022, WHO held an online global commemoration for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims featuring testimonies on the theme of Remember, Support, Act. Among those telling their personal stories were Alliance members Donna Price, International Road Victims Partnership and Irish Road Victims Association, and Monica Dongban Mensem, Keep Roads Safe […]

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Tunisia: Better data for safer roads through LEARN

LEARN is a joint initiative between IRF and the Alliance, which brings together national government officials, police, road safety NGOs, private sector, and academia to learn how to gather and analyze road safety data more effectively and to use that data to implement effective interventions that will reduce road deaths and injuries. Through the project, […]

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One Year of the Global Plan: On Track or Off-Target?

To mark the anniversary of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action 2021-2030 (Global Plan), the Alliance held an online session to review progress so far toward the Decade of Action. The session comprised remarks from keynote speakers and a panel discussion featuring leaders from government, private sector, youth, and an NGO. It looked […]

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Representing the value of NGOs to cities

To profile the value of engaging with NGOs to make cities safer and more livable, the Alliance organized a side-event at the International Transport Forum’s Safer City Streets conference last week. Safer City Streets is a global network of around 50 cities seeking to improve their urban road safety performance. NGOs are natural partners for […]

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Global Plan: A Shared Responsibility

The Global Plan states that “though governmental agencies have the primary responsibility to design a safe road transport system and implement a road safety action plan, the role and influence of other actors are increasingly recognized as an important part of the Safe System.” It sets out roles for government, private sector, civil society including […]

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New Africa Chapter website live

A new minisite for the Africa Chapter has been launched on the Alliance website. The site includes Africa-specific news and information about the Chapter, members, and plans. The new site enables the Chapter to build its unique identity and be a home for tailored information for road safety NGOs in Africa. Find the site HERE […]

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Chile: Consumer demand leading the way for safer vehicles

New regulations in Chile are driving consumer demand to lead the way for safer vehicles. The new regulations, which were announced in July 2022 and now awaiting final legal review before they can be implemented, mandate vehicle manufacturers to display NCAP star ratings for new vehicle models sold in Chile on the safety label if […]

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The Context for a Latin America Chapter

On 31 August 2021, the Alliance launched its Latin America Chapter to unify, empower, and strengthen NGOs in the region. At the launch event for the Chapter, keynote speakers Fred Wegman, Professor of Traffic Safety at Delft Technical University and Ricardo Pérez-Nuñez, Road Safety and Prevention of Unintentional Injuries, Noncommunicable Diseases, and Mental Health, Pan-American […]

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Colombia: Julian Esteban Law is a Social Victory

In July 2021, 13 year old Julián Esteban Gómez was struck by a truck and killed while cycling in Colombia. The tragedy has resulted in a new road safety law, named after Julian Esteban, with stronger regulation of road and infrastructure design, vehicle safety standards, driver licensing and data on injuries, and speed limits, including […]

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OPINION: Why a Latin America Chapter

On 31 August 2022, the Alliance launched its Latin America Chapter. The Chapter was a result of an identified need for a stronger regional approach and the desire of Alliance members in the region to benefit from closer collaboration. For this article, we sought the perspectives of some of those involved in shaping the Chapter. […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Sustainable transport cannot be achieved without safety

Today, during European Mobility Week, the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (the Alliance) launches its new publication Safer Cycling Advocate Program: Experiences and Inspiration. The publication uses case studies from six European and three Latin American countries to demonstrate how and why advocating for safe cycling can contribute toward Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Latin America Chapter to Unify and Strengthen NGO Advocacy

Read in SPANISH. 31 August 2022 Today, the 51 members of Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (the Alliance) in 15 countries in Latin America launched a new regional chapter to unify and strengthen their advocacy and influence to save lives across the continent. Last year, the Global Plan for the Decade of Action […]

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Walking and Cycling on the Agenda in Namibia

70% of people in Namibia do not own a car. However, the public transport network is limited and the majority of people rely on taxis to travel around. It is estimated that 34% of income is spent on transport. In the past, walking and cycling have not been prioritized. “Our road system has been built […]

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Asia Pacific Regional Plan Offers Advocacy Opportunities

On 9–10 August 2022, the draft Regional Plan for Asia and the Pacific: the Second Decade of Action was presented at the UNESCAP regional meeting and expert group meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. The Regional Plan sets out the actions required in the Asia and Pacific region to achieve the Decade of Action 2021–2030. It tailors […]

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New Baseline on Walking and Cycling in Africa

Up to a billion people in Africa walk and cycle for 56 minutes every day. More people walk than any other form of transport on the continent. However, only 5% of roads in Africa provide an acceptable standard (three-star or better using the iRAP system) for pedestrians and 7% for cyclists, and approximately 261 pedestrians […]

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Follow up on the High-level Meeting Follow Up in Australasia

“Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” says Ingrid Johnston, Chief Executive Officer of Alliance member the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS), of governments’ choices to make or not make a statement during the Plenary sessions at the High-level Meeting on Improving Global Road Safety in New York earlier this month. “Even if countries […]

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Lancet Series Adds to Evidence Base

To coincide with the High-level Meeting, the Lancet has published a series of three papers on Road safety: More than reducing injuries. The series looks at the “mismatch between the global dialogue on road traffic injuries and action in tackling them.” It offers evidence-based recommendations and provides useful data for NGO advocates. The political and […]

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