Read about some of the Alliance’s key moments in 2022. These moments back up members’ advocacy in their countries and enable the Alliance to represent the NGO perspective in the global road safety arena:
MARCH: NGOs launched global and regional Calls to Action at the Seventh Global Meeting of Nongovernmental Organizations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims (Global Meeting). The Calls to Action became the basis for the Alliance’s advocacy for 2022, demanding evidence-based action, starting with 30 km/h zones, investment in road safety, and involvement of NGOs in road safety decision-making. Read the Calls to Action HERE.
MAY: the #CommitToAct Week of Action used the Calls to Action with a particular focus on 30 km/h limits where people move, live, and play. The campaign was seen by at least 55 million people and resulted in at least 41 endorsements for evidence-based action from decision makers. The Alliance took #CommitToAct to the International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany, with a livestreamed event and the Alliance’s Lotte Brondum addressed the Ministerial Roundtable. Read more HERE.
MAY: The Alliance reached the milestone of 300 members in 100 countries. Read more HERE.
JUNE/JULY: the first ever High-level Meeting on Improving Global Road Safety was held, despite political tensions. It led to a political declaration A/RES/76/294, negotiated and approved by UN Member States. The Alliance compared the political declaration against other recent global road safety commitments, and scrutinized the plenary statements made by country representatives. Find our analysis HERE.
AUGUST: The Latin America Chapter was launched, our second regional chapter alongside the Africa Chapter. The Latin America Chapter is a platform of support to strengthen and unite NGOs in the region working on road safety, mobility, and with road victims. Read more HERE.
SEPTEMBER: The Alliance published Safer Cycling Advocate Program: Experiences and Inspiration,using case studies to inspire NGOs to kick off or strengthen cycling advocacy in their own cities and countries. Read the publication HERE.
OCTOBER: On track or off target?, the Alliance’s event to mark the anniversary of the launch of the Global Plan, was a checkpoint for progress toward the 2030 targets. Find the recording and read the key messages HERE.