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) 3.6 to reduce road deaths and injuries by 50% by 2030 and support other SDG targets. It offers lessons learned to inspire road safety and other NGOs to kick off or strengthen cycling advocacy in their own cities and countries.

The Safer Cycling Advocate Program (SCAP) taps into the increasing awareness that our existing transport systems are unsustainable and that a shift toward cleaner, healthier modes of transport is urgently needed. Cycling is increasingly becoming recognized as a solution for cities and countries to achieve their climate commitments, address inequalities, improve health, and make towns and cities more accessible, pleasant places to live, work, and play. 

However, sustainability cannot be achieved without safety. Cyclists are among those most vulnerable to crashes and injury on our roads. SCAP seeks to contribute to the provision of safe, affordable, accessible, sustainable mobility, by advocating for measures that make it safe for every individual to get on their bike and access education, work, and the choices that enable people to achieve their maximum potential. 

The Alliance launched SCAP in 2019, in collaboration with the European Cycling Federation (ECF) and with support from FedEx Express Europe.

Read Safer Cycling Advocate Program: Experiences and Inspiration HERE

Read more about SCAP HERE.